Insects have evolved very unique and interesting tactics using chemical signals to survive. Chemical ecology illustrates the working of the biological network by means of chemical analyses. Recent advances in analytical technology have opened the way to a better understanding of the more complicated and abyssal interactions of insects with other organisms including plants and microbes. This book covers recent research on insects and chemical communications and presents the current status about challenges faced by chemical ecologists for the management of pests in agriculture and human health.

part 1|155 pages

Chemical Ecology of Insects and Associated Plants and Microbes

chapter 1|25 pages

Plant Secondary Metabolites in Host Selection of Butterfly

ByHisashi Ômura

chapter 2|27 pages

Function of the Lepidopteran Larval Midgut in Plant Defense Mechanisms

ByNaoko Yoshinaga, Naoki Mori

chapter 3|36 pages

Chemically-mediated Interactions among Cucurbits, Insects and Microbes

ByLori R. Shapiro, Kerry E. Mauck

chapter 4|23 pages

Chemoecology and Behavior of Parasitic Nematode—Host Interactions: Implications for Management

ByDenis S. Willett, Xavier Martini, Lukasz L. Stelinski

chapter 5|17 pages

Microbial Endosymbionts and Chemical Ecology

ByDaisuke Kageyama

chapter 6|25 pages

Chemical Ecology of Yeasts Associated with Insects

ByJun Tabata, Hiroko Kitamoto

part 2|137 pages

Applications of Insect Chemical Ecology to Agriculture, Environment Conservation, and Public Health