This volume addresses chemical interactions between insects and plants, such as feeding and ovipositional attractants and deterrents. It begins with a general introduction to insects in a chemical world. Included is a discussion of molecular biology and genetics in insect control, with respect to potentially inserting the genes for the synthesis of a protective substance into a crop plant. Also covered is the detoxification of plant substances by insects. This volume is especially helpful for chemists and biologists in the field of pesticide research.

1. Insects in a chemical world 2. Insect feeding deterrents 3. Repellents 4. Oviposition stimulants and deterrents 6. Plant stimulants and attractants 7. Detoxification of plant substances by insects 8. Application of molecular genetics to insect control