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This is an examination of insect pheromones as pest-controlling agents. Until recently research was mainly concerned with lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), since they comprise the major group of agricultural pests worldwide. However, research is now being carried out on other insect orders, which form the subject of this book. It represents research on a variety of insect groups, detailing the progress of research in that area.
"Since insect pheromones were identified in the late 1950s and research began on exploiting the potent behavior-modifying chemicals as pest control agents, most of the attention has been paid to moths, the most serious agricultural pests worldwide. Here scientists survey the more recent research into other insect orders and evaluate its potential application for pest control. They report on the history and current progress in elucidating the biology and the chemistry, initiated or envisioned control strategies, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, stored products, and other aspects. They discuss fruit flies, gall midges, scarab beetles, weevils, aphids, termites, phytophagous bugs, termites, and other pests. They also discuss beneficial insects, including predators, parasitoids and their hosts, and bees."--SciTech Book News
"This book presents research from leading outhorities on the most important insect groups (other than Lepidopetra) detailing the current progress of research
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