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By Eric R. Eaton

Даже эксперты встречаются с трудностями при определении различных насекомых. В новом атласе-определителе насекомых Северной Америки читатели найдут бездну информации об удивительном поведении насекомых, доступном для наблюдения. Натуралисты Кен Кауфман и Эрик Итон предпочитают широкий экологический подход узкоспециальной терминологии, что делает книгу доступной и понятной для любого читателя. Книга сфокусирована на насекомых, которые в первую очередь привлекают наше внимание, но при этом включает информацию по всем их группам. Пособие иллюстрировано более чем 2350 фотографиями, представляющими каждую важную группу насекомых, которая может быть найдена в Северной Америке к северу от Мексики. Детальный, но компактный, профессиональный, но понятный, атлас-определитель пригодится каждому, кто хочет знать больше об удивительных и разнообразных насекомых Северной Америки.
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Most authors believe, however, that the paranota arose to protect the insect, especially, perhaps, its legs or spiracles. Enlargement and articulation of the paranotal lobes were associated with movement of the insect through the air. Packard (1898, cited in Wigglesworth, 1973) suggested that wings arose in surface-dwelling, jumping insects and served as gliding planes that would increase the length of the jump. However, the almost synchronous evolution of insect wings and tall plants (Hocking, 1957) supports the idea that wings evolved in insects living on plant foliage.

Sharov, 1966, Basic Arthropodan Stock. ] •• . B Protura, Collembola, Diplura, and Insecta, including Thysanura). 11). Like Manton (1964) Sharov interpreted the common features of Symphyla and Hexapoda as being due to parallel evolution between the two groups, which are only distantly related. Although to the nonexpert Sharov's proposal may seem quite reasonable, it has been criticized severely by several arthropod phylogeneticists. Anderson (1966), for example, notes (p. " Anderson also states that Sharov's argument contains many factual errors, selective misquotations, and already disproved hypotheses.

1936, The ancestry of insects, Trans. Soc. Br. Entomol. 3:1-32. Manton, S. , 1949, Studies on Onychophora. VII. The early embryonic stages of Peripatopsis, and some general considerations concerning the morphology and phylogeny of the arthropods, Phi/os. Trans. R. Soc. London Ser. B. <:33:483-580. Manton, S. , 1964, Mandibular mechanisms and the evolution of arthropods, Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London Ser. B 247:1-183. Manton, S. , 1972, The evolution of arthropod locomotory mechanisms. Part 10.

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