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Author Fitzgerald, Terrence D., author

Title The Tent Caterpillars / Terrence D. Fitzgerald.

Published Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (338 pages) : 8 color photographs, 38 halftones, 101 drawings
Series Cornell Series in Arthropod Biology
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Publisher's Foreword -- Preface -- 1. Seasonal History -- 2. Systematics, Geographic Distribution, and the Evolution of Sociality -- 3. The Caterpillar and the Pupa -- 4. The Moth, the Egg Mass, and the Pharate Larva -- 5. Interactions between Tent Caterpillars and Their Host Trees -- 6. Aggregation and Foraging Behavior -- 7. Tent-Building Behavior and Thermoregulation -- 8. Predation and Antipredation -- 9. Population Dynamics and Economic Impact -- 10. Management of Populations -- 11. Maintaining Colonies and Suggestions for Classroom Studies -- 12. Epilogue -- References -- Index
Summary Synthesizing some 150 years of research, this is the only book to cover the biology and behavioral ecology of tent caterpillars. Terence D. Fitzgerald discusses the systematics, distribution, and host range of North American and Eurasian species of tent caterpillars. He then considers the anatomy and physiology of the egg, larva, pupa, and adult, with particular emphasis on sensory physiology, silk production, reproductive behavior, overwintering adaptations, and the energetics of adult and larva locomotion.
Language notes In English.
Subject Tent caterpillars.
ISBN 9781501734571
Standard Number 10.7591/9781501734571