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Encyclopedia of Social Insects

  • Explores the biology and systematics of social insects

  • Serves as an illustrated treatise on a key scientific area

  • Covers adjacent topics like subsocial insects and arachnids

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Table of contents (314 entries)

  1. A

    1. Ant-Plants: Epiphytic Rubiaceae

      • Guillaume Chomicki
      Pages 49-52
    2. Ants: Phylogeny and Classification

      • Marek L. Borowiec, Corrie S. Moreau, Christian Rabeling
      Pages 52-69
    3. Apicotermitinae

      • Yves Roisin
      Pages 69-72
    4. Apiculture

      • David R. Tarpy
      Pages 72-79
    5. Apis breviligula

      Pages 79-79
    6. Apis cerana

      Pages 79-79
    7. Apis dorsata

      Pages 79-79
    8. Apis florea

      Pages 79-79
    9. Apis laboriosa

      Pages 79-79
    10. Apis nigrocincta

      Pages 79-79
    11. Apis nuluensis

      Pages 79-79
    12. Argentine Ant

      Pages 80-80
    13. Army Ants

      • Daniel J. C. Kronauer
      Pages 80-87
    14. Arrhenotoky

      Pages 87-87
    15. Asexual Reproduction

      Pages 88-88
    16. Azteca

      • John T. Longino
      Pages 88-92
  2. B

    1. Bark Beetle

      Pages 93-93
    2. Beekeeping

      Pages 93-93

About this book

A comprehensive, multi-author treatise on the social insects of the world, with some auxiliary attention to such adjacent topics as subsocial insects and social arachnids. The work is to serve as a very convenient, yet authoritative reference work on the biology and systematics of social insects of the world.  

This is a project of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), the worldwide organizing body for the scientific study of social insects.  

Keywords

  • Social insects
  • Bees
  • Ants
  • Honeybees
  • Wasps
  • Spiders
  • Termites
  • Pollination and agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Model invertebrates

Editors and Affiliations

  • Caura Village, Trinidad & Tobago

    Christopher K. Starr

About the editor

Christopher K. Starr was born in Canada in 1949, but has spent the bulk of his adult life in the tropics of Asia and the New World. He was introduced to insects one day in 1954 by his grandmother, who happened to ask "Christopher, would thee like to go bug collecting?" What they found that day so amazed him that it grew into a lifetime in entomology. As an undergraduate in 1972, he reached the conviction that social insects are the most interesting feature of the known universe, a view from which he has not wavered. His main area of expertise is social wasps, but has been his pleasure alongside these to contribute original findings to our knowledge of social bees, ants, termites and solitary wasps.  After living and working in various countries, he moved to Trinidad & Tobago in 1991, where he retired as Professor of Entomology at the University of the West Indies in 2014.  As a friend of biodiversity and an adversary of the cold, he has every intention of remaining in this neotropical continental island.

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eBook USD 749.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-28102-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 799.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)