The book covers the life history and control of over 200 species of harmful insects present in the Mediterranean Basin, and the information provided may also apply to other areas with a Mediterranean or subtropical climate, such as in areas of North and South America, southern Africa, Asia and Australia. The over 400 colour photographs gathered here will help the reader identify many of the cited species of insects.
Minos Tzanakakis is a Full Professor of Applied Zoology and Parasitology at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and holds a PhD in Entomology from the University of California Berkeley. He has served as an agronomist in the Shell Co. (Hellas) Ltd., then as Research Scientist at the Democritus Nuclear Research Center and the Canada Agriculture Research Branch, Vineland Station Ontario. He is the author of 109 publications, including eight books and 78 research papers.
Byron Katsoyannos is a Full Professor of Applied Zoology and Parasitology at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and holds a PhD in Entomology from the Federal Polytechnic University, Zurich. He has served as Research Scientist at the Swiss Federal. Res. Station of Arboriculture, Viticulture and Horticulture, Waedenswil. He has published over 120 research papers and review articles on insects infesting fruit trees.