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Heteroptera of Economic Importance

Carl W Schaefer, Antonio Ricardo Panizzi 
CRC Press  2000  



Hardback  856pp  ISBN 9780849306952      £107.00
  • Presents the first comprehensive coverage of Heteroptera-global coverage of true bugs
  • Details biology, behavior, and ecology of pest and beneficial species
  • Includes more than 5,000 references
  • Covers feeding specializations, durations of immature and adult stages, overwintering habits, dispersal abilities, reproduction capacities, and much more

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 this activity, Heteroptera of Economic Importance presents the most thorough, detailed account of true bugs to date, from the bloodsucking bed bug to the dreaded assassin bug. It is the definitive source for biological information not only on true bugs of economic importance, but on the general biology of the major families of Heteroptera as well.

Heteroptera of Economic Importance integrates the best of insect-focused and crop-oriented references, synthesizing the biology, behavior, and ecology of the true bugs. Each entry includes a detailed life history, helping you to evaluate the impact of harmful and useful Heteroptera. The thorough, comprehensive bibliographies support further research. Separate indices to insects and plants let you adapt the book to your use. It covers the physiology of plant damage and predation by this cosmopolitan group. This coverage, along with information on control measures and natural enemies, helps you evaluate and compare the best methods of management.

Heteroptera can be serious crop pests, harmful to humans, or can be valuable as biological control agents. This work discusses them individually, with expert presentation of the biology, distribution, damage, and control of each economically significant insect. As a resource that lets you easily access information and research on related bugs globally, Heteroptera of Economic Importance lends itself to sharing of ideas and information across geographical boundaries which will inevitably yield more research, new ideas, and better control.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

    Economic Importance of Heteroptera: A General View, Carl W. Schaefer and Antônio R. Panizzi
HARMFUL BUGS
  • Possible Causes of Disease Symptoms Resulting from the Feeding of Phytophagous Heteroptera, Koji Hori
  • Plant Bugs (Miridae) as Plant Pests, A. G. Wheeler, Jr.
  • Lace Bugs (Tingidae), John W. Neal, Jr., and Carl W. Schaefer
  • Palm Bugs (Thaumastocoroidae), Lionel Hill and Carl W. Schaefer
  • Seed and Chinch Bugs (Lygaeoidea), Merrill H. Sweet, II
  • Ash-Gray Leaf Bugs (Piesmatoidae), Narisu
  • Cotton Stainers and Their Relatives (Pyrrhocoroidae: Pyrrhocoridae and Largidae), Carl W. Schaefer and Imtiaz Ahmad
  • Scentless Plant Bugs (Rhopalidae), Carl W. Schaefer and Jill Kotulski
  • Broad-Headed Bugs (Alydidae), Antônio R. Panizzi, Carl W. Schaefer, and Yoshiro Natuhara
  • Leaf-Footed Bugs (Coreoidae), Paula Levin Mitchell
  • Burrower Bugs (Cydnidae), Jerzy A. Lis, Miriam Becker, and Carl W. Schaefer
  • Stink Bugs (Antônio R. Panizzi, J. E. McPherson, David G. James, M. Javahery, and Robert M. McPherson
  • Shield Bugs (Scutellcridae), M. Javahery, Carl W. Schaefer, and John D. Lattin
  • Several Small Pentatomoid Families (Cyrtocoridae, Dinidoridae, Eurostylidae, Plataspidae, and Tessaratomidae), Carl W. Schaefer, Antônio R. Panizzi, and David D. James
  • Flat Bugs (Aradidae), Kari Heliövaara
  • Bed Bugs (Cimicidae), Carl W. Schaefer
  • Triatominae (Reduviidae), Eloi S. Garcia, Patricia de Azambuja, and Joao C. P. Diaz
  • Adventitious Biters - "Nuisance" Bugs, Carl W. Schaefer
USEFUL BUGS
  • How Carnivorous Bugs Feed (Allen Carson Cohen
  • Creeping Water Bugs (Naucoridae), Robert W. Sites
  • Giant Water Bugs (Belostomatidae), P. VenkatesaWater Scorpions (Nepidae), Steven L. Keffer
  • Small Aquatic Bugs (Nepomorpha) with Slight or Underestimated Economic Importance, Miroslave Papácek
  • Semiaquatic Bugs (Gerromorpha), John R. Spence and Nils Moller Andersen
  • Minute Pirate Bugs (Anthocoridae), John D. Lattin
  • Damsel Bugs (Nabidae) S. Kristine Braman
  • Predaceous Plant Bugs (Miridae), A. G. Wheeler
  • Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae exluding Triatominae), Dunston P. Ambrose
  • Economic Importance of Predation by Big-Eyed Bugs (Geocoridae), Merrill H. Sweet, II
  • Stilt Bugs (Berytidae), Thomas J, Henry
  • Predaceous Stinkbugs (Pentatomide: Asopinae), Patrick DeClercq
  • Stilt Bugs (Berytidae), Thomas J, Henry
  • Predaceous Stinkbugs (Pentatomide: Asopinae), Patrick DeClercq
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