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Royal Entomological Society Book of British Insects [Hardcover]

Peter C. Barnard
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Foreword by Quentin D. Wheeler ix

Acknowledgements xi

1 General introduction 1

PART 1 ENTOGNATHA 17

2 Order Collembola: the springtails 19

3 Order Diplura: the two–tailed or two–pronged bristletails 25

4 Order Protura: the proturans 27

PART 2 INSECTA ′APTERYGOTA′ 29

5 Order Archaeognatha or Microcoryphia: the bristletails 31

6 Order Zygentoma: the silverfi sh and fi rebrats 33

PART 3 PALAEOPTERA 35

7 Order Ephemeroptera: the mayflies or upwing flies 37

8 Order Odonata: the dragonflies and damselflies 42

PART 4 POLYNEOPTERA 49

9 Order Dermaptera: the earwigs 51

10 Order Dictyoptera: the cockroaches, termites and mantids 54

11 Order Orthoptera: the grasshoppers, crickets and bush–crickets 57

12 Order Phasmida: the stick–insects 64

13 Order Plecoptera: the stoneflies 67

PART 5 PARANEOPTERA 71

14 Order Hemiptera: the true bugs 73

15 Order Phthiraptera: the sucking and biting lice 106

16 Order Psocoptera: the booklice and barklice 112

17 Order Thysanoptera: the thrips 118

PART 6 ENDOPTERYGOTA 123

18 Order Coleoptera: the beetles 125

19 Order Diptera: the true flies 177

20 Order Hymenoptera: the ants, bees and wasps 226

21 Order Lepidoptera: the butterflies and moths 268

22 Order Mecoptera: the scorpionflies 308

23 Order Megaloptera: the alderflies 311

24 Order Neuroptera: the lacewings 313

25 Order Raphidioptera: the snakeflies 317

26 Order Siphonaptera: the fleas 319

27 Order Strepsiptera: the stylops 323

28 Order Trichoptera: the caddisflies or sedge flies 326

Index to taxa 337

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