Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida



V. K. Gupta

Date of this Version

March 1989


Published in Insecta Mundi. Copyright © 1989 Gupta.

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The authors and the publisher are to be complimented for the production of this book summarizing the various aspects of the morphology, development and physiology of the insect spiracular systems. Emphasis has been given to those aspects of the insect spiracular systems that have received scant attention so far, like functional morphology and ecophysiological considerations. The role of spiraculo-trachial system thermoregulation has been explained and integrated with the role of haemolymph circulation. The biophysical aspects have been fully explained and integrated with morpho-physiological aspects.

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