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A textbook of agricultural entomology

Author: D V Alford
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A full understanding of the biology and life histories of pest species is vital for all those involved in crop production and crop protection. This title provides full coverage of major insect and mite pest species, primarily in Northern Europe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D V Alford
ISBN: 063205297X 9780632052974
OCLC Number: 41445820
Description: vi, 314 pages : illustrations, color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Main Groups of Insects and Mites. Insects. External features. Internal features. Development and growth. Classification of the class Insecta. Order Collembola (springtails). Order Saltatoria (crickets, grasshoppers, etc.). Order Dermaptera (earwigs). Order Dictyoptera (cockroaches and mantids). Order Psocoptera (psocids). Order Phthiraptera (lice). Order Hemiptera (true bugs). Order Thysanoptera (thrips). Order Neuroptera (lacewings, etc.). Order Coleoptera (beetles). Order Diptera (true flies). Order Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Order Trichoptera (caddis flies). Order Hymenoptera (ants, bees, sawflies, wasps, etc.). Mites. External features. Internal features. Development and growth. Classification of the subclass Acari. Order Mesostigmata. Order Ixodida (ticks). Order Prostigmata. Order Astigmata. Order Cryptostigmata (beetle mites) --
pt. II. Pests of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops. Small Insect Orders. Order Collembola (springtails). Order Dermaptera (earwigs). Order Thysanoptera (thrips). Order Trichoptera (caddis flies). Main Insect Orders. Order Hemiptera (true bugs). Order Coleoptera (beetles). Order Diptera (true flies). Order Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Order Hymenoptera (ants, bees, sawflies, wasps, etc.). Mites. Order Prostigmata. Order Astigmata. Order Cryptostigmata (beetle mites) --
Cultivated Host Plants Cited in the Text Under Their Common Name --
Wild Host Plants Cited in the Text Under Their Scientific Name.
Responsibility: David V. Alford.

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A full understanding of the biology and life histories of pest species is vital for all those involved in crop production and crop protection. This title provides full coverage of major insect and mite pest species, primarily in Northern Europe.

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