This note provides an
introduction to the biology and identification of insects and an introduction to
insect pest management. Emphasis is placed on the application of entomology in
agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and everyday life.
The subject matter in this
book should attract the reader's concern to support rational decisions regarding
the use of pesticides. This book is compiled of 24 Chapters divided into 4
Sections. Section A focuses on toxicity of organic and inorganic insecticides,
Section B is dedicated to vector control using insecticides, biological control
of mosquito larvae, Section C describes bioactive natural products from
sapindacea, management of potato pests, flower thrips, mango mealy bug, pear
psylla and grapes pests, Section D provides information on insecticide
resistance in natural population of malaria vector, role of Anopheles gambiae
P450 cytochrome, genetic toxicological profile of carbofuran and pirimicarp
carbamic insecticides, etc.
This is an older
book but most information is still useable, good for people with a developing
interest in insects. It contains classical literature works from over two
thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the
bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the
cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature.
This note covers the following topics:
Importance of Insects, Systematics and Taxonomy, External Anatomy, Growth and
Development, Internal Anatomy and Physiology, Behavior, Ecology and Applied