Contributions to a knowledge of the structure and biology of some Indian insects
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Published by The Society in London .
Written in English


  • Insects -- India.

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Statementby A.D. Imms.
SeriesLandmarks of science II
LC ClassificationsQ111 .H35, QL483.I6 .H35
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 151-160, 167-195, [4] leaves of plates
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19893139M

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several lac insects, some of which secrete highly pigmented wax. The Indian lac insect Laccifer lacca is important commercially. It is found in tropical or subtropical regions on banyan and other plants. The females are globular in form and live on twigs in cells of resin created by exudations of lac.   Insects have three major body regions: head, thorax, and abdomen (see Insect Body Regions, right).. The head is made of fused segments and bears the eyes, antennae, and mouthparts.. The thorax consists of three segments called the pro-, meso-, and metathorax. Appendages used for movement are attached to the thorax. Each of the segments of the thorax bears one pair of . Some insects are helpful to humans by preying on and destroying other insects that are considered harmful. Another example of useful insects is the silkworm, which makes a valuable fiber for clothing and other items. Environmental sciences: Besides their role in the agricultural fields, insects . It has contributions from taxonomists who have been studying Indian insects for long, this book offers up to date information on many important groups of Indian insects seeking to fill the lacuna of a long felt need for a comprehensive work on the taxonomy of Indian insects. Salient features: Provides an up-to-date taxonomy of major insect.