Fifty Years of Insect Physiology

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth


The first international congress of entomology to be held in this country took place at Oxford just over half a century ago. I did not attend on that occasion. I was too busy collecting insects in the countryside. Born in the North, in Lancashire, my parents had moved South, to Hertfordshire in 1911. For me it was like discovering El Dorado — so rich in insect life were the lanes and woods of Hertfordshire in those days. (How different today, when industry and suburbia are sweeping everything before them.)


Juvenile Hormone Flight Muscle Neurosecretory Cell Solar Navigation Rectal Gland 


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© V. B. Wigglesworth 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Council Unit of Insect PhysiologyUniversity of CambridgeUSA

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