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By O. W. Richards F.R.S., R. G. Davies (auth.)

In his preface to early versions of this e-book, the past due Dr. A. D. Imms acknowledged that he meant it to be an straight forward account of entomology as a department of basic biology. He had specifically in brain the desires of collage scholars of zoology and agriculture, in addition to these proceeding later to concentrate on entomology, and he steered that the e-book may additionally curiosity lecturers of complicated biology'in colleges. those basic goals and the stability among the various points of the topic have replaced little during this and in our past revision. now we have, besides the fact that, attempted to convey the current version brand new at the traces of our revised 10th variation of Imms' common Textbook of Entomology, released in 1977. The textual content has been totally re-set and 11 illustrations were changed by way of new figures. an analogous orders . of bugs are famous as within the final variation, however the series during which the Endopterygote teams look has been replaced to mirror extra competently their possible evolutionary relationships. Many small adjustments and a few addi­ tions were made within the physiological sections, the bankruptcy at the foundation and phylogeny of bugs has been rewritten, and a brand new bibliography presents a range of recent references for the in­ tending professional. it's been our item to make those adjustments with out materially expanding the size of the e-book or its point of difficulty.

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In terrestrial insects the olfactory sense is stimulated by low concentrations of the vapours of volatile substances, while the gustatory sense perceives relatively high concentrations of the stimulant in aqueous solution. Whether a comparable distinction holds good for insects living in wet environments is not clear. 62 OUTLINES OF ENTOMOLOGY The olfactory receptors are found mainly on the antennae and less often on the palps. Each receptor possesses cuticle which is at least partly very thin and perforated by minute pores, and which is usually innervated by a group of bipolar neurons whose distal processes have a ciliary ultrastructure.

Basiconic, trichoid and placoid sensilla mediate these responses but their mode of action is not known. Photoreceptors. Photoreceptors in insects are of two kinds: ocelli or simple eyes, and compound or faceted eyes. Typically both kinds of eyes are found in the same insects, but either or both may be absent. (a) Ocelli The most obvious distinction between an ocellus and a compound eye is the presence of a single corneal lens in the former, whereas in the compound eye there are many. Ocelli fall into two classes: the dorsal ocelli of imagines and nymphs, and the lateral ocelli of most Endopterygote larvae.

Basiconic, trichoid and placoid sensilla mediate these responses but their mode of action is not known. Photoreceptors. Photoreceptors in insects are of two kinds: ocelli or simple eyes, and compound or faceted eyes. Typically both kinds of eyes are found in the same insects, but either or both may be absent. (a) Ocelli The most obvious distinction between an ocellus and a compound eye is the presence of a single corneal lens in the former, whereas in the compound eye there are many. Ocelli fall into two classes: the dorsal ocelli of imagines and nymphs, and the lateral ocelli of most Endopterygote larvae.

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