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Dragonflies: Behavior and Ecology of Odonata

Dragonflies: Behavior and Ecology of Odonata (Hardback)

By Corbet, Philip S.

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Among the most ancient and powerful of insects, dragonflies fascinate scientists and non-specialists in part because they are large enough for the behaviour of individual insects to be observed and interpreted. So much useful information exists about dragonflies that they serve a...s valuable models for interpreting the behaviour and ecology of other taxa. This volume provides a comprehensive, critical review of past and current knowledge - both published and unpublished - about species from all biogeographical regions in both functional and evolutionary contexts. The volume emphasizes the diversity found in dragonfly behaviour as well as unifying patterns. It describes the behavioural strategies that influence the fitness of individuals in physical and biotic environments and in all stages of the life cycle, and identifies the biological principles reflected in those strategies. The book also examines behaviour associated with processes suchy as habitat selection, foraging, seasonal regulation, migration, territoriality, mating and sperm competition, emphasizing the interdependence of all developmental stages as well as relationships among dragonflies and other animals, including humans.
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ISBN 9780801425929
Released AU 15 Jun 1999
Publisher Cornell University Press
Format Hardback
Series Comstock Book
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780801425929
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cornell University Press
Imprint Comstock Publishing Associates
Released 15 Jun 1999
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Corbet, Philip S.
Series Comstock Book
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Reference Works
Insects (Entomology)
Number of Pages 864
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 45mm
Dewey Code 595.733
Weight 85g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Odonata
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly