Insect Biodiversity Millions And Millions 575

Acknowledgments, 581 References, 581 Index of Arthropod Taxa Arranged by Order and Family, 583 Alphabetic Index to Arthropod Taxa, 601 Index of Non-Arthropod Organisms, 619 Color plate section between pages XX and XX PETER H. ADLER Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315 USA (padler clemson.edu) MAY R. BERENBAUM Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, Illinois...

Insects And The Public

Insects have had a long connection with humankind. Primitive humans learned to obtain honey by robbing the nests of bees in hollow trees or rock crevices by about 7000 BC (Townsend and Crane 19 73). Archaeological evidence shows that the cultivation of the silkworm Bombyx mori was begun before 4700 BC, and sericulture occupied an important part of peasant life in China between 4000 and 3000 BC (Konishi and Ito 19 73). The notion that metamorphosis of the sacred scarab Scarabaeus sacer L. is a...