For introductory courses in Applied Entomology, Insect Pest Management, Economic Entomology, and any entomology course dealing with insect pests.
Ideal for students with little or no background in entomology—and those who don't have time to take both a general entomology course and an applied course—this text combines, in a single volume, general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management, including factual details and specific examples.
1996 Food Quality Protection Act and current regulations and labeling of biopesticides.
Coverage of developments in genetic engineering and plant bio technology.
Theory and practice emphasis.
Novel treatment of pest management practice–Using an analogy to human medicine.
Insect diagnostic boxes.
Provides students with the latest detailed information on distribution, importance, appearance, and life cycle of an insect species or species group.
Ecological backlash–Pesticide resistance, pest resurgence and pest replacement.
Stand-alone treatments of both insect sampling and decision making.
Important Appendices–Key to the Orders of Hexapoda, alphabetized list of insect common names with accompanying scientific names and classifications, common insecticides by common and trade names, and manufacturer and toxicity information.
2. Insect Structures and Life Processes.
3. Insect Classification.
4. The Insect Life Cycle.
5. Insect Ecology.
6. Surveillance and Sampling.
7. Economic Decision Levels for Pest Populations.
8. Pest Management Theory.
9. Management with Natural Enemies and Other Biological Agents.
10. Ecological Management of the Crop Environment.
11. Conventional Insecticides for Management.
12. Biopesticides for Management
13. Managing Insects with Resistant Plants.
14. Management by Modifying Insect Development and Behavior.
15. Sterile-Insect Technique and Other Pest Genetic Tactics.
16. The Practice of Insect Pest Management.
17. Managing Ecological Backlash.
18. Insect Pest Management Case Histories.
Appendix 1: Key to the Orders of Hexapoda.
Appendix 2: List of Some Insects and Related Species Alphabetized by Common Name.
Appendix 3: World Wide Web Sites of Entomological Resources.