This book discusses the effects of both natural (e.g., temperature, humidity, and lack of food) and man-induced stressors (e.g., pollution) on insects. Insect neurohormones and metabolism are emphasized, although all aspects of insect biology are examined. The role of ecdysteroids and juvenile hormones in response to thermal and other stressors is featured, and population studies in insect stress are presented. Entomologists, ecologists, ecophysiologists, physiologists, applied entomologists and others will find Hormones and Metabolism in Insect Stress an important reference resource.
1. Introduction 2. Hormones and Metabolism in Insect Stress-Historical Survey 3. Metabolic Response to Stressors 4. Neuroendocrine System in Insect Stress 5. Effects of Cold Stress on Endocrine System in Galleria mellonella 6. Changes in Ecdysteroid and Juvenile Hormone Under Heat Stress 7. The Role of Stress in Processes of Adaptation and Evolution 8. The Practical Importance of Stress Studies 9. Summary and Perspectives of Future Studies