Chapter 1. Insects and their Relatives

  1. John L. Capinera Professor Chairman

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch1

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

How to Cite

Capinera, J. L. (2010) Insects and their Relatives, in Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch1

Author Information

  1. Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332995

Online ISBN: 9781444317688

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Keywords:

  • introduction to arthropods - insects and their relatives;
  • naming of taxa - identifying and describing organisms accurately;
  • arachnida - most important and familiar of chelicerate classes;
  • crustaceans - only large primarily aquatic group of arthropods;
  • centipedes (chilopoda) - possessing one pair of legs per segment;
  • entognatha - three orders of six-legged arthropods, closely related to insects;
  • insecta - characterized by having three body regions;
  • characteristics of major groups of insects;
  • evolution of insects;
  • insect biogeography - study of spatial patterns of occurrence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Naming of Taxa

  • Arthopoda

  • Arachnida

  • Crustacea

  • Diplopoda

  • Chilopoda

  • Entognatha

  • Insecta

  • Classification of Insects

  • Characteristics of the Major Groups of Insects

  • Evolution of Insects

  • Insect Biogeography

  • Summary

  • References and Additional Reading