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Urban Insects and Arachnids: A Handbook of Urban Entomology

By: William Robinson

700 pages, 250 figs, 250 illus

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 2005 | #147414 | ISBN: 0521812534
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Provides the first comprehensive coverage of insect and other arthropod pests in the urban environment worldwide. Presents a brief description, biology, and detailed information on the development, habits, and distribution of urban and public health pests. There are 570 illustrations to accompany some of the major pest species. The format is designed to serve as a ready-reference and to provide basic information on orders, families, and species. The species coverage is international and based on distribution in domestic and peridomestic habitats. The references are extensive and international, and cover key papers on species and groups. The introductory chapters overview the urban ecosystem and its key ecological components, and a review of the pests status and modern control strategies.

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Part I. Urban Entomology: 1. Introduction; 2. Urban ecosystem; 3. Pest status and control; Part II. Insects in the Urban Environment: 4. Blattaria; 5. Coleoptera; 6. Collembola, Dermaptera; 7. Diptera, Ephemeroptera; 8. Hemiptera, Homoptera; 9. Hymenoptera; 10. Isoptera; 11. Lepidoptera; 12. Mantodea, Neuroptera; 13. Orthptera, Phasmatodea; 14. Phthiraptera; 15. Plecoptera, Psocoptera; 16. Siphonaptera; 17. Thysanoptera, Thysanura, Trichoptera; Part III. Other Arthropods in the Urban Environment: 18. Arthropods.

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Professor Bill Robinson is a major figure in the field of urban entomology. He works extensively on urban pest control strategies worldwide.

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