Lacewings in the Crop Environment
Edited by Peter K. McEwen, Tim R. New, Andrew E. Whittington
Cambridge University Press
Lacewings are predatory insects which attack and kill large numbers of insect pests.
Lacewings in the Crop Environment addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of
lacewing biology and their use in crop protection. The book opens with a section on lacewing
systematics and ecology. Next, lacewings as predators in a wide variety of commercially
important crops are reviewed and this is followed by a section on the principles of using
lacewings in pest control. The possible impact of genetically modified crops on lacewing
populations is also discussed. Finally, a fascinating array of case studies of lacewing use in
many crops from around the world is presented, and future uses of lacewings speculated
upon. Lacewings in the Crop Environment is an essential reference work and practical
handbook for students, researchers of biological control, integrated pest management and
agricultural science, and for field workers using lacewings in pest management programmes
Hardback 564 pp,160 diags, 15 illus, 78 tabs, 175 figs ISBN 9780521772174
Paperback 568 pp ISBN 9780521037297
Preface; Part I. Lacewing Systematics and Ecology: 1. Introduction to the Neuroptera:
what are they and how do they operate? T. R. New; 2. Introduction to the systematics and
distribution of Coniopterygidae, Hemerobiidae and Chrysopidae used in pest management
T. R. New; 3. The common green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea s. lat.) and the sibling species
problem C. S. Henry, S. J. Brooks, D. Thierry, P. Duelli and J. B. Johnson; 4. Recognition
of larval Neuroptera V. Monserrat, J. Oswald, C. Tauber and L. M. Diaz Aranda; 5. The
ecology of lacewings F. Szentkiralyi; 6. Natural food and feeding habits of lacewings M.
Canard; 7. Outlines of lacewing development M. Canard and T. Volkovich; Part II.
Lacewings in Crops: Introduction; 8. Lacewings in field crops P. Duelli; 9. Lacewings in
fruit and nut crops F. Szentkiralyi; 10. Lacewings in vegetables, forests and other crops
F. Szentkiralyi; Part III. Principles: Introduction; 11. The use of lacewings in biological control
L. J. Senior and P. K. McEwen; 12. Mass-rearing, release techniques and augmentation
D. A. Nordlund, A. C. Cohen and R. A. Smith; 13. Features of the nutrition of chrysopidae
larvae and larval artificial diets I. G. Yazlovetsky; 14. Ecological studies of released lacewings
in crops K. M. Daane; 15. Sampling and studying lacewings in crops T. R. New and A. C.
Whittington; 16. Interactions with plant management strategies H. Vogt, E. Vinuela, A.
Bozsik and A. Hilbeck; 17. Lacewings, biological control and conservation T. R. New;
Part IV. Case Studies: Introduction; 18. Micromus tasmaniae: a key predator on aphids in
field crops in Australasia? P. A. Horne, P. M. Ridland and T. R. New; 19. Preliminary notes
on Mallada signatus (Chrysopidae) as a predator in field crops in Australia P. A. Horne, T. R.
New and D. Papacek; 20. An evaluation of lacewing releases in North America K. M. Daane
and K. S. Hagen; 21. Chrysoperla externa and Ceraeochrysa spp.: potential for biological
control in the New World tropics and subtropics G. S. Albuquerque, C. A. Tauber and M.
J. Tauber; 22. Comparative plant substrate specificity of Iberian Hemerobiidae,
Coniopterygidae and Chrysopidae V. J. Monserrat and F. Marin; 23. Lacewings in
Sardinian olive groves R. A. Pantaleoni, A. Lentiri and G. Delrio; 24. Lacewing occurrence
in the agricultural landscape of Pianura Padana R. A . Panataleoni; 25. Lacewings and
snake flies in Piedmont vineyards (north-western Italy) R. A. Pantaleoni and A. Alma; 26.
Control of aphids by Chrysoperla carnea on strawberry in Italy M. G. Tommasini and
M. Mosti; 27. Artificial overwintering chambers for Chrysoperla carnea and their
application in pest control P. K. McEwen and C. Sengonca; 28. Lacewings in Andalusian
olive orchards M. Campos; 29. The green lacewings of Romania, their ecological patterns
and occurrence in some agricultural crops M. Paulian; 30. Biological control with
Chrysoperla lucasina against Aphis fabae J. C. Maisonneure; Part V. Conclusion: 31.
Lacewings in crops: towards the future P. K. McEwen, T. R. New and A. C. Whittington.
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