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Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management

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  • Presents a brief history of past classifications, a summary of present classification, and speculation on how the classification may evolve in the future
  • Includes keys for the identification of families and subfamilies of the Pentatomoidea and for the tribes in the Pentatomidae
  • Explains transmission of plant pathogens and concepts of pathology and heteropteran feeding for the non-specialist
  • Provides an extensive literature review of transmission by stink bugs of viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan organisms that cause diseases of plants
  • Discusses the diversity of microbial symbionts in the Pentatomidae and related species, showing how microorganisms underpin the evolution of this insect group
  • Reviews semiochemicals (pheromones, kairomones, allomones) of the Pentatomoidea and their vital role in the life histories of pest and beneficial species and their exploitation by natural enemies of true bugs
  • Covers past, current, and future control options for insects, with a focus on stink bugs and related heteropterans

Series: Contemporary Topics in Entomology

By: JE McPherson(Author)

840 pages, 27 colour & 136 b/w illustrations

Productivity Press

Hardback | Oct 2017 | #232883 | ISBN-13: 9781498715089
Available for pre-order: Due Oct 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £115.00 $151/€129 approx

About this book

The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause tremendous economic damage to crops worldwide.

Within this superfamily are six invasive species, two that occur worldwide and four that are recent invaders in North America. Once established in new geographic regions, these species have increased their numbers and geographic distributions dramatically, causing economic damage totaling billions of dollars. Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management is the first book that presents comprehensive coverage of the biology of invasive pentatomoids and related true bug species and addresses issues of rapidly growing economic and environmental concerns.

Containing the contributions of more than 60 stink bug specialists from 15 countries, Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea) provides a better understanding of the biology and economic importance of these invasive species, why they became invasive, and how their continued geographical expansion is likely to affect numerous agricultural systems and natural environments. Including over 3,500 references, this authoritative work serves as an access point to the primary literature on their life histories, higher systematics, diapause and seasonal cycles, pathogens, symbionts, semiochemistry, and pest management control strategies for pentatomoid bugs.


Contents

INTRODUCTION
Introduction to the Superfamily Pentatomoidea
      J. E. McPherson, C. Scott Bundy, and A. G. Wheeler, Jr.

SYSTEMATICS
Higher Systematics of the Pentatomoidea
      David A. Rider, Cristiano F. Schwertner, Jitka Vilímová, Dávid Rédei, Petr Kment, and Donald B. Thomas

INVASIVE PENTATOMOIDEA
Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister)
      C. Scott Bundy, Thomas M. Perring, Darcy A. Reed, John C. Palumbo, Tessa R. Grasswitz, and Walker A. Jones
Halyomorpha halys (Stål)
      George C. Hamilton, Jeong Joon Ahn, Wenjun Bu, Tracy C. Leskey, Anne L. Nielsen, Yong-Lak Park, Wolfgang Rabitsch, and Kim A. Hoelmer
Megacopta cribraria (F.)
      J. E. Eger, W. A. Gardner, J. K. Greene, T. M. Jenkins, P. M. Roberts, and D. R. Suiter
Murgantia histrionica (Hahn)
      J. E. McPherson, C. Scott Bundy, and Thomas P. Kuhar
Nezara viridula (L.)
      Jesus F. Esquivel, Dmitry L. Musolin, Walker A. Jones, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Jeremy K. Greene, Michael D. Toews, Cristiano F. Schwertner, Jocélia Grazia, and Robert M. McPherson
Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood)
      C. Scott Bundy, Jesus F. Esquivel, Antônio R. Panizzi, J. E. Eger, Jeffrey A. Davis, and Walker A. Jones

POTENTIALLY INVASIVE PENTATOMOIDEA
Oebalus spp. and Arvelius albopunctatus (De Geer)
      J. E. McPherson and C. Scott Bundy

A NONINVASIVE GROUP (ANTESTIA COMPLEX)
The Antestia Bug Complex in Africa and Asia
      Régis Babin, Pierre Mbondji Mbondji, Esayas Mendesil, Harrison M. Mugo, Joon-Ho Lee, Mario Serracin, N. D. T. M. Rukazambuga, and Thomas A. Miller

DIAPAUSE AND SEASONAL CYCLES OF PENTATOMOIDEA
Diapause in Pentatomoidea
      Dmitry L. Musolin and Aida Kh. Saulich
Seasonal Cycles of Pentatomoidea
      Aida Kh. Saulich and Dmitry L. Musolin

VECTORS OF PLANT PATHOGENS
Pentatomoids as Vectors of Plant Pathogens
      Paula Levin Mitchell, Adam R. Zeilinger, Enrique Gino Medrano, and Jesus F. Esquivel

SYMBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS
Symbiotic Microorganisms Associated with Pentatomoidea
      Yoshitomo Kikuchi, Simone Prado, and Tracie Jenkins

SEMIOCHEMISTRY
Semiochemistry of Pentatomoidea
      Donald C. Weber, Ashot Khrimian, Maria C. Blassioli-Moraes, and Jocelyn G. Millar

MANAGEMENT
General Insect Management
      Jeremy K. Greene, Eric P. Benson, James A. Baum, C. Scott Bundy, Walker A. Jones, George G. Kennedy, J. E. McPherson, Fred R. Musser, Francis P. F. Reay-Jones, Michael D. Toews, and James F. Walgenbach

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Biography

J. E. McPherson is Professor Emeritus of Zoology in the Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA.

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