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By: Tamoghna Saha(Author), Nithya Chandran(Author), D Prasad(Author)
882 pages, colour photos
Encyclopaedia of Fruit Flies covers different pest species of economic importance to the world and presents them alphabetically with the latest taxonomic status. In addition to major genera of economically important fruit flies viz., Anastrepha, Bactrocera, Ceratitis, Dacus, and Rhagoletis, Encyclopaedia of Fruit Flies is also covering other fruit fly genera of economic importance. A total of 192 species are discussed, providing information on their biology, ecology and management options.
Diagnostic characters involved in identification of fruit flies are discussed in detail. Description of taxonomic hierarchy, body, head, thorax, legs, wings, abdomen, male/ female genitalia will help in the easy identification of different species. Illustrations of characters are provided. Biology, host plants, natural enemies and their natural control is also discussed in Encyclopaedia of Fruit Flies.
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