Neotropical Insect Galls

Neotropical Insect Galls


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The book brings to light the most recent findings on the biogeography, biodiversity, host plant induction and natural history of gall inducing insects in the Neotropical region.We attempt to summarize the work done so far in the region, promote several syntheses on many aspects such as host induction, host specialization, distribution among the several vegetation types and zones, the origin of super hosts and the mechanisms leading to geographical patterns in their distribution.Furthermore, the book constructs new perspectives for deeper understanding of galling insect evolutionary ecology and biogeopgraphy in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401787826
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1. Neotropical Insect galls: status of knowledge and perspectives; G. Wilson Fernandes et al.- 2. Developmental Anatomy of Galls in the Neotropics: Arthropods Stimuli vs. Host Plant Constraints; Rosy Mary dos Santos Isaias et al.- 3. Functional Gradients in Insect Gall Tissues: Studies on Neotropical Host Plants; Denis Coelho de Oliveira et al.- 4. Gall Morphotypes in the Neotropics and the Need to Standardize Them; Rosy Mary dos Santos Isaias et al.- 5. Population Ecology of Galling Arthropods in the Neotropics; Tiago Shizen Pacheco Toma, Milton de Souza Mendonça Jr.- 6. Bottom-up Effects on Gall Distribution; Milton Barbosa, Geraldo Wilson Fernandes.- 7. Natural selection on a tropical system: gall-size distribution on Waltheria indica L. (Malvaceae); José M. A. Figueiredo et al.- 8. Density of insect galls in the forest understorey and canopy: Neotropical, Gondwanan or global patterns?; Sérvio Pontes Ribeiro et al.- 9. Galling insects as indicators of habitat quality; Tiago Shizen Pacheco Toma et al.- 10. Host specificity of gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on ten species of Inga (Fabaceae); Amandine Bourg, Paul Hanson.- 11. Galling insect community associated with Copaifera langsdorffii (Fabaceae): the role of inter- and intra-annual host plant phenology; Marcilio Fagundes.- 12. Galling insects on Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (Caryocaraceae); Germano Leão Demolin Leite.- 13. Baccharis: a Neotropical Model System to Study Insect Plant Interactions; G. Wilson Fernandes et al.- 14. Galls and Galling Arthropods of southern Brazil; Milton de Souza Mendonça et al.- 15. Galling insects in the Brazilian Cerrado: Ecological patterns and perspectives; Walter Santos de Araújo et al.- 16. Galls in Brazilian mountains: new reports and perspectives; Marco Antonio A. Carneiro et al.- 17. Galls in the Brazilian Coastal Vegetation; Valéria Cid Maia et al.- 18. Galls from Brazilian Atlantic Forest: status of knowledge and perspectives; Jean Carlos Santos et al.- 19. Galling Insects in the Pantanal Wetland and Amazonian Rainforest; Genimar Rebouças Julião et al.- 20. Galls from Brazilian Tropical Dry Forests: status of knowledge and perspectives; Marcel S. Coelho et al.- 21. Galls of the temperate forest of southern South America: Argentina and Chile; Carolina Quintero et al.- 22. Gall-Inducing Insects and Their Associated Parasitoid Assemblages in the Forests of Panama; Enrique Medianero et al.- 23. Insect galls of Costa Rica and their parasitoids; Paul Hanson et al.- 24. Mexican gall-inducing insects: importance of biotic and abiotic factors on species richness in tropical dry forest; Pablo Cuevas-Reyes et al.

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