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Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with Emphasis on Trichogramma

Series: Progress in Biological Control Volume: 9

Edited By: Jose Roberto Postali Parra, Fernando L Consoli and Roberto A Zucchi

488 pages, 10 illus


Hardback | Jan 2009 | #189139 | ISBN-13: 9781402091094
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This book has a series of chapters dedicated to the understanding of egg parasitoid taxonomy, development, nutrition and reproduction, host recognition and utilization, and their distribution and host associations. There are also several chapters focusing on the mass production and commercialization of egg parasitoids for biological control, addressing important issues such as parasitoid quality control, the risk assessment of egg parasitoids to non-target species, the use of egg parasitoids in integrated pest management programs and the impact of GMO on these natural enemies.


1. Reproduction and Immature Development of Egg Parasitoids; Guy Boivin.- 2. Nutritional Ecology of Insect Egg Parasitoids; S. Bradleigh Vinson.- 3. Antennal Structures Used in Communication by Egg Parasitoids; Roberto Romani, Nunzio Isidoro, Ferdinando Bin.- 4. Host Searching by Egg Parasitoids: Exploitation of Host Chemical Cues; Stefano Colazza, Ezio Peri, Gianandrea Salerno, Eric Conti.- 5. Genetics of the Behavioral Ecology of Egg Parasitoids; Eric Wajnberg.- 6. Sex Ratio Modulators of Egg Parasitoids; James Russell, Richard Stouthamer.- 7. Systematics of the Trichogrammatidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) with a Focus on the Genera Attacking Lepidoptera; Ranyse B Querino, Roberto A Zucchi, John D. Pinto.- 8. Diversity and hosts of Trichogramma in the New World, with emphasis in South America; Roberto A Zucchi, Ranyse B Querino, Renata C Monteiro.- 9. Species Diversity and Host Associations of Trichogramma in Eurasia; Andrew Polaszek.- 10. Mass Rearing of Egg Parasitoids for Biological Control Programs; Jose Roberto Postali Parra.- 11. In vitro Rearing of Egg Parasitoids; Fernando L Consoli, Simon Grenier.- 12. Quality Control of Mass Reared Egg Parasitoids; Joop C. van Lenteren, Franz Bigler.- 13. Biological Control with Egg Parasitoids other than Trichogramma -- the Citrus and Grape Cases; Jorge E. Pena, Josep A. Jacas, Serguei Tryapsin, Bryan J. Ulmer, R. E. Duncan.- 14. Egg Parasitoid Commercialization in the New World; Jose Roberto Postali Parra.- 15. Egg Parasitoids in Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management; Nick Mills.- 16. Risk Assessment and Non-Target Effects of Egg Parasitoids in Biological Control; Franz Bigler, Dirk Babendreier, Joop C. van Lenteren.- 17. Genetically Modified Crops and Biological Control with Egg Parasitoids; Julio S Bernal.

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