How Insects Communicate

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
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Discusses the variety of ways used by insects to communicate. Includes butterflies, ants, bees, termites, and many others.

The Chemistry Of Plants And Insects

Author: Margareta Séquin
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782624481
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This book explains the natural chemical compounds that determine the fascinating interactions between plants and insects providing a gentle and absorbing introduction to organic chemistry.


Author: David B. Rivers
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421421704
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Biol 2/7/2004: e216. is especially
true with social insects and has been intensively studied among many members
of the social Hymenoptera (figure 11.3). Insects can only communicate using
mechanisms they have the capacity to perform. So insects can't learn a new
language, as humans can, but can improve their innate communicative abilities.
In the next ...

Insects And Wildlife

Author: Dr John Capinera
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444357840
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Acoustical communication is based on the ability to produce vibrations in air,
water, or solid substrates, and to sense (hear) the vibrations. Only arthropods and
vertebrate animals are able to communicate using sound. About ten orders of
insects display acoustic communication. Sound dissipates, and is distorted and
reflected as it travels. The loss of sound energy is called attenuation. Sound
typically is used more for short distance communication than for long distance
communication, ...

Encyclopedia Of Insects

Author: Vincent H. Resh
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080920900
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For the majority of insects, acoustic communication functions primarily in
reproductive behavior and predator avoidance, but may also be used for
detecting prey or host species (parasitic flies, wasps; predatory water striders, ant
lions) or calling to conspecifics to form aggregations (sawfly larvae) or warn of
danger (termites, treehoppers). For humans, the most conspicuous sounds
commonly heard from insects are the loud chirps and trills of field crickets, the
long raspy choruses of ...

Tuning In To Nature

Author: Philip S. Callahan
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: 9780911311693
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In Tuning in to Nature, he tells the story of a twenty-year pioneering adventure in which he succeeded in unraveling the mysteries of insect infrared communications and navigational systems.

Studying Vibrational Communication

Author: Reginald B. Cocroft
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662436078
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... and development of natural sciences in the seventeenth and eighteenth
century were papers with first descriptions of sound producing organs published (
e.g., tymbal: Casserius 1600, stridulatory structures in bugs: Ray 1710). There
appeared during the same time also first descriptions of acoustic behavior in
some singing insects (e.g., Rösel von Rosenhof 1746–1755; Poda 1761: p. 58, ''
Cimex iracundus sonum edit''). How- ever, the question of how insects
communicate, ...

Insects And Spiders Of The World

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761473374
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A weevil from the forests of New Guinea. Insects tend to be more colorful nearer
the tropics. SEE ALSO Anatomy and physiology Bee fly Communication Defense
Moth and butterfly Stick and leaf insect Wasp ▻ The contrasting yellow and black
colors of this wasp beetle warn vertebrate predators that it would not make a
pleasant meal. Communication Like people, insects and spiders need to
communicate with. OVERVIEW some colors but diminishing others. The same
effect is seen in ...

Orientation And Communication In Arthropods

Author: Miriam Lehrer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764356934
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ed. by M. Lehrer © 1997 Birkhäuser Verlag Basel Switzerland Acoustical
communication in social insects W. H. Kirchner Universitat Konstanz, Fakultat fur
Biologie, Postfach 5560 M657, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany Summary. Airborne
and substrate-borne sounds play a crucial role in intraspecific communication in
many social insect species, and often also in interspecific information transfer.
Acoustical signals are involved in a variety of social interactions and serve
several functions, ...

Ecological And Environmental Physiology Of Insects

Author: Jon F. Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019922594X
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Because plant-associated insects are so diverse, much of insect vibrational
communication occurs through plant parts. The mechanical differences between
host plants, or between parts within a plant, can affect how vibrations (signals)
propagate, and therefore can constrain communication or lead to evolution of
signaling systems. Cocroft and Rodrídguez (2005) summarize and discuss four
main methods for recording insect vibrations: laser vibrometry, accelerometers,
phonograph ...