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Secret Weapons

Defenses of Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, and Other Many-Legged Creatures

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674024038

Publication Date: 04/30/2007

Academic Trade

384 pages

6 x 9 inches

350 color illustrations, 150 chemical formulas

Belknap Press

World

  • Prologue
  • Class Arachnida
    • Order Uropygi
      • Family Theliphonidae
        • 1. Mastigoproctus giganteus (The Vinegaroon)
    • Order Opiliones
      • Family Cosmetidae
        • 2. Vonones sayi (A Harvestman)
      • Family Sclerosomatidae
        • 3. Leiobunum nigripalpi (A Daddylonglegs)
    • Order Scorpiones
      • Family Vejovidae
        • 4. Vejovis spinigerus (The Striped-tail Scorpion)
    • Order Araneida
      • Family Oxyopidae
        • 5. Peucetia viridans (The Green Lynx Spider)
  • Class Chilopoda
    • Order Scolopendrida
      • Family Scolopendridae
        • 6. Scolopendra heros (The Giant Sonoran Centipede)
    • Order Geophilida
      • Family Oryidae
        • 7. Orphnaeus brasilianus (A Geophilid Centipede)
  • Class Diplopoda
    • Order Spirobolida
      • Family Floridobolidae
        • 8. Floridobolus penneri (The Florida Scrub Millipede)
    • Order Polydesmida
      • Family Polydesmidae
        • 9. Apheloria kleinpeteri (A Polydesmid Millipede)
    • Order Polyzoniida
      • Family Polyzoniidae
        • 10. Polyzonium rosalbum (A Polyzoniid Millipede)
    • Order Glomerida
      • Family Glomeridae
        • 11. Glomeris marginata (A Pill Millipede)
    • Order Polyxenida
      • Family Polyxenidae
        • 12. Polyxenus fasciculatus (A Bristle Millipede)
  • Class Insecta
    • Order Dyctioptera
      • Family Blattidae
        • 13. Eurycotis floridana (The Florida Woods Cockroach)
        • 14. Periplaneta australasiae (The Australian Cockroach)
        • 15. Deropeltis wahlbergi (A Blattid Cockroach)
      • Family Blaberidae
        • 16. Diploptera punctata (The Pacific Beetle Cockroach)
    • Order Dermaptera
      • Family Forficulidae
        • 17. Doru taeniatum (An Earwig)
    • Order Isoptera
      • Family Termitidae
        • 18. Nasutitermes exitiosus (A Termite)
    • Order Phasmatodea
      • Family Diapheromeridae
        • 19. Oreophoetes peruana (A Walking-Stick)
      • Family Pseudophasmatidae
        • 20. Anisomorpha buprestoides (The Two-Striped Walking-Stick)
    • Order Orthoptera
      • Family Romaleidae
        • 21. Romalea guttata (The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper)
    • Order Hemiptera
      • Family Coreidae
        • 22. Chelinidea vittiger (A Leaf-Footed Bug)
      • Family Reduviidae
        • 23. Apiomerus flaviventris (A Reduviid Bug)
      • Family Belostomatidae
        • 24. Abedus herberti (A Giant Water Bug)
      • Family Aphididae
        • 25. Aphis nerii (The Oleander Aphid)
        • 26. Prociphilus tessellatus (The Woolly Alder Aphid)
      • Family Flatidae
        • 27. Ormenaria rufifascia (A Flatid Planthopper)
      • Family Cercopidae
        • 28. Prosapia bicincta (The Two-Lined Spittlebug)
      • Family Dactylopiidae
        • 29. Dactylopius confusus (A Cochineal Bug)
      • Family Aleyrodidae
        • 30. Metaleurodicus griseus (A Whitefly)
    • Order Neuroptera
      • Family Chrysopidae
        • 31. Ceraeochrysa cubana (A Green Lacewing)
        • 32. Ceraeochrysa smithi (A Green Lacewing)
        • 33. Chrysopa slossonae (A Green Lacewing)
    • Order Coleoptera
      • Family Carabidae
        • 34. Galerita lecontei (A Ground Beetle)
        • 35. Brachinus (Many Species) (Bombardier Beetles)
      • Family Gyrinidae
        • 36. Dineutus hornii (A Whirligig Beetle)
      • Family Dytiscidae
        • 37. Thermonectus marmoratus (A Predaceous Diving Beetle)
      • Family Silphidae
        • 38. Necrodes surinamensis (The Red-Lined Carrion Beetle)
      • Family Staphylinidae
        • 39. Creophilus maxillosus (The Hairy Rove Beetle)
      • Family Cantharidae
        • 40. Chauliognathus lecontei (A Soldier Beetle)
      • Family Lampyridae
        • 41. Photinus ignitus and Photuris versicolor (Fireflies)
      • Family Lycidae
        • 42. Calopteron reticulatum (The Banded Net-Winged Beetle)
      • Family Elateridae
        • 43. Alaus myops (The Eyed Elater)
      • Family Buprestidae
        • 44. Acmaeodera pulchella (The Flat-Headed Bald Cypress Sapwood Borer)
      • Family Coccinellidae
        • 45. Cycloneda sanguinea (A Ladybird Beetle)
        • 46. Epilachna varivestis (The Mexican Bean Beetle)
      • Family Meloidae
        • 47. Epicauta (An Unidentified Species) (A Blister Beetle)
      • Family Pyrochroidae
        • 48. Neopyrochroa flabellata (A Fire-Colored Beetle)
      • Family Tenebrionidae
        • 49. Adelium percatum (A Darkling Beetle)
        • 50. Bolitotherus cornutus (The Forked Fungus Beetle)
        • 51. Eleodes longicollis (A Darkling Beetle)
      • Family Scarabaeidae
        • 52. Trichiotinus rufobrunneus (A Scarab Beetle)
      • Family Chrysomelidae
        • 53. Hemisphaerota cyanea (A Tortoise Beetle)
        • 54. Gratiana pallidula (A Tortoise Beetle)
        • 55. Plagiodera versicolora (The Imported Willow-Leaf Beetle)
    • Order Lepidoptera
      • Family Dalceridae
        • 56. Dalcerides ingenita (A Dalcerid Moth)
      • Family Noctuidae
        • 57. Litoprosopus futilis (The Palmetto Borer Moth)
      • Family Notodontidae
        • 58. Schizura unicornis (The Unicorn Caterpillar Moth)
      • Family Thyrididae
        • 59. Calindoea trifascialis (A Thyridid Moth)
      • Family Yponomeutidae
        • 60. Ypsolopha dentella (The European Honeysuckle Leaf Roller)
      • Family Geometridae
        • 61. Nemoria outina (A Geometrid Moth)
      • Family Arctiidae
        • 62. Utetheisa ornatrix (The Rattlebox Moth)
      • Family Saturniidae
        • 63. Automeris io (The Io Moth)
      • Family Papilionidae
        • 64. Eurytides marcellus (The Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly)
      • Family Pieridae
        • 65. Pieris rapae (The Cabbage Butterfly)
      • Family Nymphalidae
        • 66. Danaus plexippus (The Monarch Butterfly)
    • Order Hymenoptera
      • Family Pergidae
        • 67. Perga affinis (A Pergine Sawfly)
      • Family Formicidae
        • 68. Camponotus floridanus (A Carpenter Ant)
      • Family Apidae
        • 69. Apis mellifera (The Honey Bee)
  • Epilogue
  • How to Study Insects and Their Kin
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, Rockefeller University
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