Concepts in Entomology

Concepts in Entomology
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Concepts in Entomology

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Preface 1. General Morphology of Entomology 2. Outline of Entomology
vii 1 64
3. Decomposition of Forensic Entomological Science
105
4. Biology of Entomology
138
5. Systems in Entomology
163
Bibliography
197
Index
199
Preface Scientists who study insects there are close to a million that can be studied are called entomologists. Why are they not called insectologists Well, in a way they are. The word insect comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning cut up or divided into segments. The plural of insectum, namely insecta, is used by scientists as the name of the taxonomic class that insects belong to. This Latin word was created in order to translate the Greek word for insect, which is entomon. This Greek word also literally means cut up or divided into segments, and it is the source of the word entomology. The Greeks had coined this term for insects because of the clear division of insect bodies into three segments, now called the head, thorax, and abdomen. Entomology is rooted in nearly all human cultures from prehistoric times, primarily in the context of agriculture especially biological control and beekeeping , but scientific study began only as recently as the 16th century. The list of entomologists through recorded history is enormous, and includes such notable figures as Charles Darwin, Jean-Henri Fabre, Vladimir Nabokov, Karl von Frisch winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner E. O. Wilson. There are numerous science fiction books which have plots based on humans becoming smaller and having to deal with insects