About this book
Heteropterans regularly cause a wide variety and large number of problems for humans - at times on a catastrophic scale. The 37,000 described species of this suborder including many pests, disease transmitters, and nuisances exist worldwide, inflicting damage on crops, forests, orchards, and human life. Inspired by the widespread economic impact of this activity, 'Heteroptera of Economic Importance' presents the most thorough, detailed account of true bugs to date, from the bloodsucking bed bug to the dreaded assassin bug. Heteroptera of Economic Importance integrates the best of insect-focused and crop-oriented references, synthesizing the biology, behavior, and ecology of the true bugs.
INTRODUCTIONEconomic Importance of Heteroptera: A General View, Carl W. Schaefer and Ant=nio R. PanizziHARMFUL BUGSPossible Causes of Disease Symptoms Resulting from the Feeding of Phytophagous Heteroptera, Koji HoriPlant Bugs (Miridae) as Plant Pests, A. G. Wheeler, Jr.Lace Bugs (Tingidae), John W. Neal, Jr., and Carl W. SchaeferPalm Bugs (Thaumastocoroidae), Lionel Hill and Carl W. SchaeferSeed and Chinch Bugs (Lygaeoidea), Merrill H. Sweet, IIAsh-Gray Leaf Bugs (Piesmatoidae), NarisuCotton Stainers and Their Relatives (Pyrrhocoroidae: Pyrrhocoridae and Largidae), Carl W. Schaefer and Imtiaz AhmadScentless Plant Bugs (Rhopalidae), Carl W. Schaefer and Jill KotulskiBroad-Headed Bugs (Alydidae), Ant=nio R. Panizzi, Carl W. Schaefer, and Yoshiro NatuharaLeaf-Footed Bugs (Coreoidae), Paula Levin MitchellBurrower Bugs (Cydnidae), Jerzy A. Lis, Miriam Becker, and Carl W. SchaeferStink Bugs (Ant=nio R. Panizzi, J. E. McPherson, David G. James, M. Javahery, and Robert M. McPhersonShield Bugs (Scutellcridae), M. Javahery, Carl W. Schaefer, and John D. LattinSeveral Small Pentatomoid Families (Cyrtocoridae, Dinidoridae, Eurostylidae, Plataspidae, and Tessaratomidae), Carl W. Schaefer, Ant=nio R. Panizzi, and David D. JamesFlat Bugs (Aradidae), Kari Heli/vaaraBed Bugs (Cimicidae), Carl W. SchaeferTriatominae (Reduviidae), Eloi S. Garcia, Patricia de Azambuja, and Jo? o C. P. DiazAdventitious Biters - "Nuisance" Bugs, Carl W. SchaeferUSEFUL BUGSHow Carnivorous Bugs Feed (Allen Carson CohenCreeping Water Bugs (Naucoridae), Robert W. SitesGiant Water Bugs (Belostomatidae), P. VenkatesanWater Scorpions (Nepidae), Steven L. KefferSmall Aquatic Bugs (Nepomorpha) with Slight or Underestimated Economic Importance, Miroslave Pap? cekSemiaquatic Bugs (Gerromorpha), John R. Spence and Nils M? ller AndersenMinute Pirate Bugs (Anthocoridae), John D. LattinDamsel Bugs (Nabidae) S. Kristine BramanPredaceous Plant Bugs (Miridae), A. G. WheelerAssassin Bugs (Reduviidae exluding Triatominae), Dunston P. AmbroseEconomic Importance of Predation by Big-Eyed Bugs (Geocoridae), Merrill H. Sweet, IIStilt Bugs (Berytidae), Thomas J, HenryPredaceous Stinkbugs (Pentatomide: Asopinae), Patrick DeClercq