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Mosquitoes and their Control

By: Norbert Becker

659 pages, 554 illus


Hardback | Sep 2010 | Edition: 2 | #180426 | ISBN-13: 9783540928737
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Presents information on bionomics, systematics, ecology and control of both pestiferous and disease vectors in a readable style. 92 species and subspecies belonging to 8 genera and 18 subgenera are described in the fully illustrated identification keys to adult females and males and fourth-instar larvae. Treatment of the morphology, biology and distribution of each species follows, with over 700 detailed drawings.

European Mosquito Bulletin 28 (2010), 246 Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association ISSN 1460-6127; 28 (2010), 246 Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association ISSN 1460-6127; w.w.w.e-m-b.orgFirst published online 29 November 2010 BOOK REVIEW: Mosquitoes and Their Control. Second Edition... Mosquitoes and their Control will be appreciated by all involved in the study and control of mosquitoes. It is an authoritative account of the biology and control of mosquitoes and contains a wealth of information on the bionomics, systematics, ecology and control of nuisance species and disease vectors, especially those of the European continent. The importance of mosquitoes is emphasised, both as causes of human suffering and of economic loss. Material in the book is presented in an easily readable style providing essential information and practical guidance to specialist and general entomologists...Mosquitoes and their Control is a valuable tool for vector ecologists, entomologists, and all those involved with mosquito control, biology, ecology, and systematics. It will especially benefit students and professionals dealing with mosquitoes and their control. Society as a whole stands to gain from improved, environmentally responsible mosquito management programmes designed on the basis of the detailed knowledge of mosquitoes and their control that this book provides. Keith Snow


Part I General Aspects: Systematics; Biology of Mosquitoes; Medical Importance of Mosquitoes; Mosquito Research; Morphology of Mosquitoes. Part II The Identification Keys: Key to Female Mosquitoes Genera; Key to Male Mosquitoes; Key to Mosquito IV Instar Larvae Genera. Part III Morphology, Ecology And Distribution Of European Species: Subfamily Anophelinae; Subfamily Culicinae. Part IV Control Of Mosquitoes: Biological control; Chemical control; Physical control; Personal protection; Integrated Pest Management; Implementation and integration of mosquito control measures into routine treatments; Management and monitoring of mosquito resistance.

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