Heteroptera of Economic Importance Book

Heteroptera of Economic Importance


  • Author : Carl W. Schaefer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420041859

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Heteroptera of Economic Importance Excerpt :

Heteropterans regularly cause a wide variety and large number of problems for humans - at times on a catastrophic scale. The 37,000 described species of this suborder including many pests, disease transmitters, and nuisances exist worldwide, inflicting damage on crops, forests, orchards, and human life. Inspired by the widespread economic impact of

True Bugs of the World  Hemiptera Heteroptera  Book
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True Bugs of the World Hemiptera Heteroptera


  • Author : Randall T. Schuh
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0801420660

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True Bugs of the World Hemiptera Heteroptera Excerpt :

This monumental reference work treats an entire worldwide order of insects. It summarizes, from both a biological and sytematic perspective, current knowledge on the Heteroptera, or true bugs, a group containing approximately 35,000 species, many of which are important to agriculture and public health. To introduce the reader to this group, Randall T. Schuh and James A. Slater offer chapters on the history of the study of the Heteroptera, research techniques, and sources of specimens. They also cover attributes of general biological interest, including habitats, habits, mimicry, and wing polymorphism; selected taxa of economic importance; and basic morphology.Presenting a current classification of the Heteroptera, the authors synthesize to the subfamily and sometimes tribal level the enormous, scattered literature, including diagnoses, keys, general natural history, a summary of distributions, and a listing of important faunistic works. In addition to a wealth of detailed illustrations, they provide a glossary to help the reader deal with the confusing terminology that has evolved over the years, as well as an extensive bibliography of more than 1350 entries.Meticulously prepared by two of the world's leading specialists, this major work will be the standard reference on the Heteroptera for many years to come.

True Bugs  Heteroptera  of the Neotropics Book

True Bugs Heteroptera of the Neotropics


  • Author : Antônio R. Panizzi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 901
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401798617

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True Bugs Heteroptera of the Neotropics Excerpt :

True bugs (Heteroptera) are a diverse and complex group of plant-feeding and predatory insects important to food production, human health, the global economy and the environment. Within the nearly 43,000 species described around the world, Neotropical true bugs are particularly diverse, and much remains to be discovered about their biology and relations with other species. Inspired by the need for a comprehensive assessment, True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics is the most complete and thorough review ever published. Experts in each of the seven infraorders have drawn together the scattered literature to provide detailed treatments of each major taxon. The most common and important species as well as select lesser known species in each major family are covered, highlighting morphology, classification, biology and ecology. The numerous color illustrations highlight key species and their adaptations, and importance to basic and applied sciences is discussed. Each chapter is based on an up-to-date review of the literature, and with a bibliography of more than 3,000 references, readers are presented with an unprecedented and vital and timely account of the true bugs of the Neotropical Region.

Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico Book

Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico


  • Author : J. E. McPherson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420042429

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Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico Excerpt :

Many scientists have reported an extensive amount of information on the biology, life history, and damage potential of stink bugs. However, this information is scattered among numerous journals, periodicals, and other publications. Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico brings together the applied and nonapplied literature in one complete and concise format. The book gives you: Section by section discussions of various economic stink bug species and damage to individual crops Separate tables of host plants organized by common name, scientific name, and family name General biology for each economic stink bug species Strategies for the control of destructive species Keys for identification of stink bug species Numerous unique line drawings Over 700 references on stink bug publications Written by two top-notch researchers whose experience is complementary, the book examines these constant pests. The first comprehensive resource on this fascinating and destructive group of insects, Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico provides you with a reference that you can use in the laboratory or in the field for easy identification of pentatomids.

The Pentatomidae of Quebec Book

The Pentatomidae of Quebec


  • Author : Joseph R. Duncan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1942
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:61584620

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The Pentatomidae of Quebec Excerpt :

"The members of this family are in general of no economic importance in our region due to the fact that we do not find any injurious pests among them. On the other hand, many species are predaceous in habit, and therefore are beneficial. For this reason, we must draw attention to them in order to be able to identify these bugs and to use them in our fight against the injurious insects. [...]" --

Insect Biodiversity Book
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Insect Biodiversity


  • Author : Robert G. Foottit
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 144430822X

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Insect Biodiversity Excerpt :

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society brings togetherleading scientific experts to assess the impact insects have onhumankind and the earth’s fragile ecosystems. It examines whyinsect biodiversity matters and how the rapid evolution of insectspecies is affecting us all. Insects and related arthropods make up more than 50 percent ofthe known animal diversity globally, yet a lack of knowledge aboutinsects is hindering the advance of science and society. This bookexplores the wide variety in type and number of insect species andtheir evolutionary relationships. Case studies offer assessments onhow insect biodiversity can help meet the needs of a rapidlyexpanding human population, and also examine the consequences thatan increased loss of insect species will have on the world. The book concludes that a better understanding of the biologyand ecology of insects is the only way to sustainably manageecosystems in an ever changing global environment.

Revision of the Plant Bug Genus Tytthus  Hemiptera  Heteroptera  Miridae  Phylinae  Book

Revision of the Plant Bug Genus Tytthus Hemiptera Heteroptera Miridae Phylinae


  • Author : Thomas J. Henry
  • Publisher : PenSoft Publishers LTD
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Miridae
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9789546426499

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Revision of the Plant Bug Genus Tytthus Hemiptera Heteroptera Miridae Phylinae Excerpt :

A revision and the first phylogenetic analysis of the widely distributed plant bug genus Tytthus is presented. All 24 species of this genus, including five described as new, prey exclusively on planthopper (Delphacidae) eggs, making them of great importance on agricultural monocots. Two species have been used successfully in biocontrol programs to suppress populations of sugarcane delphacid on sugarcane and brown planthopper on rice. All species of Tytthus are relatively small, but the tiny brachypterous males of one species, ranging from 1.08?1.30 mm long, rank it as possibly the world?s smallest known plant bug. Members of this genus are found in nearly all biogeographic regions, including 18 restricted to the Nearctic and Neotropics and three from the eastern Oriental and Indo-Pacific regions. There are also two Holarctic and one circumtropical (Afrotropical, Neotropical, and Oriental) species. A hypothesized relationship with several Nearctic plant bug genera suggests a New World origin for this group of important predatory bugs.

Advances in Hemipterology Book

Advances in Hemipterology


  • Author : Alexi Popov
  • Publisher : PenSoft Publishers LTD
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9789546426918

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Advances in Hemipterology Excerpt :

Hemiptera (true bugs, cicadas, leafhoppers, planthoppers, aphids, scale insects, psyllids) are among the most numerous and diverse in morphology, biology, ecology and behavior insect groups, with vital ecosystems. Many of them are important in the base of the food chain. Others have economic significance as pests on fruit trees, vines, greenhouse crops and other agrocoenoses. Invasive alien species are the second most important cause of biodiversity loss in Europe and many of them belong to Hemiptera. This special issue of ZooKeys includes a collection of 26 papers presented during the 6th European Hemiptera Congress, which was held at Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria from 25th to 29th June 2012. Leading Hemiptera experts from 26 countries in four continents took part at the congress. The discussions were focused on general aspects of Hemiptera studies treating faunistics and biogeography of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe more generally as well as on taxonomy and phylogeny of Cicadomorpha, Fulgoromorpha, Heteroptera, Aphidoidea and Psylloidea; complex application of ecological, acoustic, genetic, palaeontological and behavioral methods; applied research and pest control. This special issue will be of great value for anyone interested in the biology of Hemiptera in general and of certain groups in particular, stimulating future research on this interesting group of insects.

Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species  Pentatomoidea  Book

Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species Pentatomoidea


  • Author : J.E. McPherson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498715102

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Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species Pentatomoidea Excerpt :

Key features: Presents a brief history of past classifications, a summary of present classification, and speculation on how the classification may evolve in the future Includes keys for the identification of families and subfamilies of the Pentatomoidea and for the tribes in the Pentatomidae Explains transmission of plant pathogens and concepts of pathology and heteropteran feeding for the non-specialist Provides an extensive literature review of transmission by stink bugs of viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan organisms that cause diseases of plants Discusses the diversity of microbial symbionts in the Pentatomidae and related species, showing how microorganisms underpin the evolution of this insect group Reviews semiochemicals (pheromones, kairomones, allomones) of the Pentatomoidea and their vital role in the life histories of pest and beneficial species and their exploitation by natural enemies of true bugs Covers past, current, and future control options for insects, with a focus on stink bugs and related heteropterans The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause tremendous economic damage to crops worldwide. Within this superfamily are six invasive species, two that occur worldwide and four that are recent invaders in North America. Once established in new geographic regions, these species have increased their numbers and geographic distributions dramatically, causing economic damage totaling billions of dollars. Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management is the first book that presents comprehensive coverage of the biology of invasive pentatomoids and related true bug species and addresses issues of rapidly growing economic and environmental concerns. Containing the contributions of more

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources   Two Volume Set Book

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Two Volume Set


  • Author : Yeqiao Wang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 1086
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351043830

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Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Two Volume Set Excerpt :

With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of the range of issues, from the consequences of the changing resource bases to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life, is crucial to the process of developing solutions to this complex challenge. Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Encyclopedia of Natural Resources provides an authoritative reference on a broad spectrum of topics such as the forcing factors and habitats of life; their histories, current status, and future trends; and their societal connections, economic values, and management. The content presents state-of-the-art science and technology development and perspectives of resource management. Written and designed with a broad audience in mind, the entries clearly elucidate the issues for readers at all levels. Volume I – Land includes 98 entries that cover the topical areas of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources such as forest and vegetative; soil; terrestrial coastal and inland wetlands; landscape structure and function and change; biological diversity; ecosystem services, protected areas, and management; natural resource economics; and resource security and sustainability. In Volume II, Water includes 59 entries and Air includes 31 entries. The Water entries cover topical areas such as fresh water, groundwater, water quality and watersheds, ice and snow, coastal environments, and marine resources and economics. The Air entries cover air pollutants, atmospheric oscillation, circulation patterns and atmospheric water storage, as well as agroclimatology, climate change, and extreme events. Additional topics in meteorology include acid rain, drought, ozone depletion, water storage, and more. Natural resourc

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources   Land   Volume I Book

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Land Volume I


  • Author : Yeqiao Wang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000031775

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Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Land Volume I Excerpt :

With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of the range of issues, from the consequences of the changing resource bases to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life, is crucial to the process of developing solutions to this complex challenge. Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Encyclopedia of Natural Resources provides an authoritative reference on a broad spectrum of topics such as the forcing factors and habitats of life; their histories, current status, and future trends; and their societal connections, economic values, and management. The content presents state-of-the-art science and technology development and perspectives of resource management. Written and designed with a broad audience in mind, the entries clearly elucidate the issues for readers at all levels without sacrificing the scientific rigor required by professionals in the field. Volume I – Land includes 98 entries that cover the topical areas of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources such as forest and vegetative; soil; terrestrial coastal and inland wetlands; landscape structure and function and change; biological diversity; ecosystem services, protected areas, and management; natural resource economics; and resource security and sustainability. Natural resources represent such a broad scope of complex and challenging topics that a reference book must cover a vast number of subjects in order to be titled an encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia of Natural Resources does just that. The topics covered help you face current and future issues in the maintenance of clean air and water as well as the preservation of land resources and native biodiversity. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedi