Dictionary of Entomology

A comprehensive, fully cross-referenced collection of terms, names and phrases used in entomology.

Incorporating an estimated 43,000 definitions, this major reference work is a comprehensive, fully cross-referenced collection of terms, names and phrases used in entomology. It is the only listing that covers insect anatomy, behaviour, biology, ecology, histology, molecular biology, morphology, pest management, taxonomy and systematics. + Full description

Common names, scientific binomen and taxonomic classifications are provided as well as order, suborder, superfamily, family and subfamily names and diagnostic features of orders and families. With new and updated terms, particularly in molecular biology, phylogeny and spatial technology, this revised new edition of A Dictionary of Entomology is an essential reference for researchers and students of entomology and related disciplines.

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Incorporating an estimated 43,000 definitions, this major reference work is a comprehensive, fully cross-referenced collection of terms, names and phrases used in entomology. It is the only listing that covers insect anatomy, behaviour, biology, ecology, histology, molecular biology, morphology, pest management, taxonomy and systematics.

Winner of a 2011 ALA Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.

Reviews

Praise for the First Edition:
"…the most complete reference of its kind available today...this is an extraordinary work of the highest scholarship"
American Entomologist

"Every serious entomologist should have a copy of this dictionary, and physicians and veterinarians dealing with insect-transmitted infections need to have a copy to hand."
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

"A major work and an absolutely essential addition to any comprehensive entomological library, whatever its speciality."
International Pest Control

"There is no doubt that this immense work is the most complete reference of its kind available today, or probably ever."
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Features

  • Fully updated, and including new terms, particularly in molecular biology, phylogeny and spatial technology
  • Approximately 43,000 definitions are included
  • It is the only listing which covers insect anatomy, behaviour, biology, histology, molecular biology, morphology, pest management, taxonomy and systematics

Contents

Foreword
Dictionary of Entomology
Appendix 1: Journal Titles
Appendix 2: Common Names References

Authors

Gordon Gordh is Director, Science Advisor at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

David Headrick is Assistant Professor at the California Polytechnic State University, USA.