Insect Mouthparts: Form, Function, Development and Performance (Zoological Monographs #5) (Hardcover)

Insect Mouthparts: Form, Function, Development and Performance (Zoological Monographs #5) By Harald W. Krenn (Editor) Cover Image
By Harald W. Krenn (Editor)
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This is the first comprehensive book focusing on the form and function of insect mouthparts. Written by leading experts, it reviews the current knowledge on feeding types and the evolution of mouthparts and presents new research approaches. The richly illustrated articles cover topics ranging from functional morphology, biomechanics of biting and chewing, and the biophysics of fluid-feeding to the morphogenesis and genetics of mouthpart development, ecomorphology in flower-visiting insects as well as the evolution of mouthparts, including fossil records. Intended for entomologists and scientists interested in interdisciplinary approaches, the book provides a solid basis for future scientific work.

Chapter 6 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

About the Author

​Harald W. Krenn is an Associate Professor at the Department of Integrative Zoology at the University of Vienna (Austria), where he graduated in Zoology and Botany. His current research focuses on the evolutionary morphology of insect mouthparts, integrating new methods of functional morphology with feeding behaviour and ecology under evolutionary perspectives. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research on flower-visiting insects, which also involves fieldwork in the Austrian Alps, Neotropical rainforests and the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030296537
ISBN-10: 3030296539
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2020
Pages: 683
Language: English
Series: Zoological Monographs