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Biology of the plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae) : pests, predators, opportunists

Author: Alfred George Wheeler
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plant bugs-Miridae, the largest family of the Heteroptera, or true bugs-are globally important pests of crops such as alfalfa, apple, cocoa, cotton, sorghum, and tea. Some also are predators of crop  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred George Wheeler
ISBN: 0801438276 9780801438271
OCLC Number: 45064772
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Thomas Say Award (Entomological Foun.
Description: xv, 507 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sir T. Richard E. Southwood, FRS --
Introducing the Plant Bugs --
Format and Scope of Review --
Higher Classification and Principal Genera --
Mirid Feeding Habits and Host Plants: Historical Sketch --
Perspectives --
Family Characterization and Identification --
Overview of Ecology and Behavior --
Morphology, Physiology, and Behavior in Relation to Feeding --
Mirids and Plant Diseases --
Phytophagy--Feeding on Plant Matter --
Leaf and Stem Feeding --
Exploitation of Inflorescences --
Nectar and Pollen Feeding and Pollination --
Fruit Feeding --
Other Plant-Associated Foods and Artificial Diets --
Zoophagy--Feeding on Animal Matter --
Predation --
Scavenging and Use of Other Animal-Associated Foods --
Ancestral Feeding Habits of the Heteroptera and Miridae --
Feeding Trends among Mirid Higher Taxa --
Future Research --
Valid Names, Authors (Authorities), and Subfamilies of Mirids Mentioned in the Text --
Equivalent Common and Scientific (Latin) Names of Mirid Species Mentioned in the Text --
Common Names of Plants Mentioned in the Text with Their Latin Name, Author or Authority, and Family.
Responsibility: Alfred G. Wheeler, Jr. ; with a foreword by Sir. T. Richard E. Southwood.
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