The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects

The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects
  • Second edition

  • By M. J. Lehane

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:January 2010

    Online ISBN:9780511610493

    Hardback ISBN:9780521836081

    Paperback ISBN:9780521543958

  • Book DOI:

    Subjects: Entomology , Zoology

Fully updated since it was first published in 1991, this second edition focuses on the biological modifications common to blood-sucking insects and outlines their medical, social and economic impact. It also covers host-insect interactions and the transmission of parasites by blood-sucking insects. The final chapter is designed as a useful quick-reference section.


'In this well-written book, Lehane provides a masterly and well-referenced summary of key aspects of the biology of blood-sucking habit … This is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to this important subject and deserves to be widely used.' Biologist

'… provides perhaps the most comprehensive, and a very readable, teaching text for medical entomology available today … the book provides an excellent start point for students and researchers into all the subject areas associated with blood-feeding insects … This is a great follow up to a good first edition. The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects will be used by teachers of medical entomology, and the cost leaves it well within the student budget. I will be recommending this excellent text to my students.' Parasitology

'… a useful and up-to-date book that will be of interest to medical and veterinary medical entomologists and parasitologists …' Journal of Insect Conservation