CONTENTS:- 1. Dynamics of Insect Behaviour: An Introduction / T. N. Ananthakrishnan 2. Behavioural Strategies and Adaptive Trends in Insects / T. N. Ananthakrishnan 3. Ecological Diversities and Behavioural Intrica-cies in Insects / T. N. Ananthakrishnan 4. Behavioural Diversities in Relation to Ecologi-cal Services Rendered by Insects / T. N. Ananthakrishnan 5. Gall-inducing Behaviour in Hemipteroid Insects / Anantanarayanan Raman 6. Behavioural Dynamics of Acridids / K. P. Sanjayan 7. Aggregation and Dormancy Behaviour of Luprops Tristis, The Rubber Beetle Invading Domestic Environments / Sabu K. Thomas 8. Behavioural Aspects of Some Key Pests of Plantation Forestry in India / John Prasanth Jacob, N. Ramasubramanian And A. Naveenkumar 9. Biology and Behavioural Dynamics of The Rice Leaffolder Complex / S. Senthil-nathan 10. Behavioural Dynamics of Aquatic Insects: Strate-gies and Mechanisms / K. G. Sivaramakrishnan 11. Foraging and Breeding Behaviour of Peninsular Indian Odonata / K.A. Subramanian 12. Climate Change and Insect Biodiversity / Behavi-oural Patterns and Implications in Conservation/ Control / K.G. Sivaramakrishnan 13. Multidimentional Behavioural Dynamics of Medically Important Insects / B.K. Tyagi
In this book, 'state of art' situation in patterns of behaviour is presented by the authors, each with expertise in respective fields on diverse aspects such as pollination, predation and parasitism, forest and agricultural pests, besides the dynamics of aquatic insects in general and dragonflies in particular, in addition to insect vectors of diseases. The need for an appreciation of the differentiation processes controlling growth and development of plant galls has been adequately emphasised, these galls representing highly regulated growth manifestations of plants, ensuring nutrition and shelter for the insects concerned. Behavioural shifts of insects due to current climatic changes and their implications in insect conservation and control are also highlighted. This book will be relevant to the undergraduate and particularly graduate students taking courses in insect ecology and evolution, conservation biology and environmental management as well as to committed researchers in these fields in addition to conservation practitioners eager to have a comprehensive background of the multifaceted aspects of insect behavioural dynamics.