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Exotic Insects in Australia

By: TR New

138 pages, B/w illus, tabs, maps

Gleneagles Publishing

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #48979 | ISBN: 1875553037
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About this book

This book discusses insects introduced by accident or on purpose to Australia, and examines the enormous economic impact that such introductions have had. Examples include sheep blowflies, various insects of medical importance, dung beetles, woodwasps, aphids and others. Some important insects not yet present in Australia are also discussed.


Chapter 1. Introduction: Exotic Insects in Australia; The Australian insect fauna; The exotic insects; Modes of arrival: Aerial dispersal, Aquatic dispersal, Human transport: insect cargo; Influences on establishment; Chapter 2. Establishment and Invasion: the Milieu for Colonisation;Characteristics of successful invaders; The receiving environment: levels of disturbance; Urban environments and synanthropy; Chapter 3. Beneficial Exotic Insects;Commodities; Aesthetic appreciation; Other beneficial insects; Chapter 4. Pests and Pest Control;Exotic pest insects; Biological control; Pests of people and animals: Myriases, Sheep blowfly, Other introduced flies, Other insects of medical impotance, Other insects of veterinary importance, control; Domestic pests of commodities; Other pests of people; Dung beetles; Chapter 5. Exotic Insects on Plants;Pests of forestry crops: Sirex woodwasp, Bark beetles; A pest of ornamental trees; Pests of orchard crops; Pests of field crops; Pests of field crops: Aphids, Cabbage white butterfly, Green vegetable bug, Pea weavil; Weed control: Prickly pear, an exotic Acacia, St John's wort, Aquatic weeds; Chapter 6. Exotic Insects and Conservation Concern;Predicting spread and change of exotic species; Conflict of interest; Chapter 7. What Next? Prediction and Regulation; Introduction; Quarantine; Preparing for invaders: Screwworm fly, Banana skipper, Russian wheat aphid

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