Interest in insect behavior is growing rapidly, as reflected both in courses devoted fully to the topic and in its inclusion in general biology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and animal behavior--as well as general entomology--curricula. Instructors and students find that insects are in many ways uniquely suitable animals for behavioral study: the

part A|29 pages

Observation, Description, and Analysis of Behavior

part B|32 pages

Spatial Adjustment and Orientation

chapter 4|4 pages

Orientation: I. Thermokinesis in Tribolium Beetles

ByRoger D. Akre

chapter 5|4 pages

Orientation: II. Optomotor Responses of Dragonfly Naiads

ByRoger D. Akre

chapter 6|8 pages

Patterns of Spatial Distribution in Field Crickets

ByWilliam H. Cade

chapter 7|5 pages

Object Orientation in Mealworm Beetles

ByRudolf Jander

chapter 8|11 pages

The Locomotion of Grasshoppers

ByRobert Franklin

part C|24 pages

Food Location

chapter 9|6 pages

Optimal Foraging Strategy: I. Flower Choice by Bumble Bees

ByBernd Heinrich

chapter 10|5 pages

Optimal Foraging Strategy: II. Foraging Movements of Bumble Bees

ByBernd Heinrich

chapter 11|8 pages

Foraging Behavior of Subterranean Termites

ByWilliam L. Nutting

chapter 12|5 pages

Foraging Orientation of Honey Bees

ByRudolf Jander

part D|14 pages

Food Recognition, Acceptance, and Regulation

chapter 13|6 pages

Host Acceptance by Aphids: Effects of Sinigrin

ByLowell R. Nault

chapter 14|8 pages

Blow Fly Feeding Behavior

ByJohn G. Stoffolano

part E|33 pages


chapter 15|4 pages

Communication in Mealworm Beetles

ByRonald L. Rutowski

chapter 16|6 pages

Chemical Recruitment in the Fire Ant

ByJanice R. Matthews

chapter 17|9 pages

Exploratory and Recruitment Trail Marking by Eastern Tent Caterpillars

ByT. D. Fitzgerald

chapter 18|7 pages

Dominance in a Cockroach (Nauphoeta)

ByGeorge C. Eickwort

chapter 19|7 pages

Cricket Phonotaxis: Experimental Analysis of an Acoustic Response

ByGlenn K. Morris, Paul D. Bell

part F|9 pages


chapter 20|9 pages

Defensive Behavior in Beetles

ByJanice R. Matthews

part G|32 pages

Sexual Behavior

chapter 21|5 pages

Reproductive Behavior of Giant Water Bugs: I. Male Brooding

ByRobert L. Smith

chapter 23|8 pages

Sexual Behavior of Damselflies

ByJohn Alcock, Ronald L. Rutowski

chapter 24|5 pages

Courtship of Melittobia Wasps

ByRobert W. Matthews

part H|14 pages

Brood Care, Nesting, and Social Life

chapter 26|8 pages

Foundress Interactions in Paper Wasps (Polistes)

ByRobert W. Matthews

chapter 27|6 pages

Sound Production and Communication in Subsocial Beetles

ByWilliam H. Gotwald

part I|32 pages

Integration and Organization of Behavior

chapter 28|12 pages

Comparative Anatomy of the Insect Neuroendocrine System

ByJohn G. Stoffolano, Chih-Ming Yin

chapter 29|7 pages

Grooming in the Fly Phormia

ByWilliam G. Eberhard, Janice R. Matthews

chapter 30|7 pages

Laterality in Drosophila

ByLee Ehrman, Ira B. Perelle

part J|18 pages

Non-Traditional Behavioral Study Methods

part K|47 pages

Aids to the Instructor