Insect Mouthparts

Form, Function, Development and Performance

  • Harald W. Krenn

Part of the Zoological Monographs book series (ZM, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Harald W. Krenn
    Pages 9-46
  3. Harald W. Krenn
    Pages 47-99
  4. Donald A. Yee, Michael G. Kaufman
    Pages 101-125
  5. David R. Angelini, Frank W. Smith
    Pages 127-174
  6. Alexander Blanke
    Pages 175-202 Open Access
  7. Konstantin G. Kornev, Peter H. Adler
    Pages 263-314
  8. Dominique Zimmermann, Susanne Randolf, Ulrike Aspöck
    Pages 361-385
  9. Rolf Georg Beutel, Margarita Yavorskaya
    Pages 387-418
  10. Volker Mauss, Kenneth Kuba, Harald W. Krenn
    Pages 443-478
  11. Julia A.-S. Bauder, Florian Karolyi
    Pages 479-527
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 673-683

About this book


This is the first comprehensive book focusing on the form and function of insect mouthparts. Written by leading experts, it reviews the current knowledge on feeding types and the evolution of mouthparts and presents new research approaches. The richly illustrated articles cover topics ranging from functional morphology, biomechanics of biting and chewing, and the biophysics of fluid-feeding to the morphogenesis and genetics of mouthpart development, ecomorphology in flower-visiting insects as well as the evolution of mouthparts, including fossil records. Intended for entomologists and scientists interested in interdisciplinary approaches, the book provides a solid basis for future scientific work.

Chapter 6 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at


Biomechanics Blood Feeding Mouthparts Developmental Biology Feeding Organs Functional Morphology Insect Insect Feeding Mandibles Proboscis Suction Feeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald W. Krenn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Integrative ZoologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29653-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29654-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-3904
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3912
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