The insects: Structure and function Chapman R.F.
Herbivorous insects should expend considerable energy to compensate for sodium deficiency due to low sodium concentration in most inland plants upon which they feed. Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU6bgQnTi18&feature=player_embedded. Sodium is critical for many physiological functions in insects. This week Trish gave an enlightening presentation about the hindgut, its function and the importance and variability of the Malpighian tubules. « Insect Vision: Ommatidium Structure and Function. Metamorphosis (from Greek words meaning 'change of form'), describes how most insects change from juveniles to adults, often developing adult body structures and ways of life completely different from those of their youth. Insect Vision: Ommatidium Structure and Function. Chapman, R.F., The insects: structure and function, The English Universities Press Ltd, London, pp. (From The Insects: Structure and Function, By Reginald Frederick Chapman). While the juvenile of a particular species may look like a glorified worm, the adult might . However, sodium compensation behaviors such as mud-puddling have been observed in some Chapman R: The insects: structure and function.