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Pests of Fruit Crops A Colour Handbook

By: David V Alford(Author)
461 pages, 1150+ b/w photos
Publisher: CRC Press
Pests of Fruit Crops
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  • Pests of Fruit Crops ISBN: 9781138034228 Edition: 2 Paperback Dec 2017 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1 week
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  • Pests of Fruit Crops ISBN: 9781840760514 Edition: 2 Hardback Feb 2007 Out of Print #147946
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Please note that the publisher nowadays only prints this book on-demand and all the images (despite the title) are in black and white. The original print run that had colour images in it has sold out.

The second edition of Pests of Fruit Crops focuses on insect and mite pests affecting fruit as well as hop and nut crops in both temperate and subtropical climates. Some of the fruits covered include pome fruits, stone fruits, cane fruits, strawberries, bush fruits, grapevines, citrus fruits, nuts, figs, and olives. Pests of Fruit Crops covers life histories, distribution, and status of pests with a focus on damages caused to these fruit crops. The work is profusely illustrated with over 1150 black-and-white photographs, and coverage is directly relevant to all of Europe.

Please note that this is a straight reprint of the 2007 second edition published by Manson Publishing.



Smaller Insect Orders
Order Saltatoria (crickets, grasshoppers and locusts)
Family Tettigoniidae (bush crickets)
Family Gryllotalpidae (mole crickets)
Family Acrididae (grasshoppeeers and locusts)
Order Dermaptera (earwigs)
Family Forficulidae
Order Isoptera (termites)
Family Kalotermitidae
Order Thysanoptera (thrips)
Family Thripidae (thrips)
Family Phlaeothripidae

True Bugs
Family Acanthosomatidae (shield bugs)
Family Pentatomidae (shield bugs)
Family Lygaeidae (ground bugs)
Family Tingidae (lace bugs)
Family Miridae (capsids or mirids)
Family Cercopidae (froghoppers)
Family Flatidae (planthoppers)
Family Membracidae
Family Cixiidae (planthoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (leafhoppers)
Family Psyllidae
Family Carsidaridae
Family Aleyrodidae (whiteflies)
Family Aphididae (aphids)
Family Phylloxeridae (phylloxeras)
Family Diaspididae (armoured scales)
Family Asterolecaniidae (pits scales)
Family Coccidae (soft scales, wax scales)
Family Pseudococcidae (mealybugs)
Family Margarodidae (giant scales)

Family Carabidae (ground beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (chafers)
Family Buprestidae (jewel beetles)
Family Elateridae (click beetles)
Family Cantharidae
Family Bostrychidae
Family Nitidulidae
Family Byturidae
Family Tenebrionidae
Family Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles)
Family Attelabidae (weevils)
Family Rhynchitidae (weevils)
Family Apionidae (weevils)
Family Curculionidae (true weevils)

True Flies
Family Tipulidae (crane flies)
Family Bibionidae (St. Mark's flies)
Family Cecidomyiidae (gall midges)
Family Tephritidae (large fruit flies)
Family Drosophilidae
Family Agromyzidae
Family Muscidae
Family Anthomyiidae

Butterflies and Moths
Family Hepialidae (swift moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Family Tischeriidae
Family Incurvariidae
Family Heliozelidae
Family Cossidae
Family Zygaenidae
Family Psychidae
Family Lyonetiidae
Family Gracillariidae
Family Phyllocnistidae
Family Sesiidae (clearwing moths)
Family Choreutidae
Family Yponomeutidae
Family Schreckensteiniidae
Family Coleophoridae (casebearer moths)
Family Oecophoridae
Family Gelechiidae
Family Blastobasidae
Family Momphidae
Family Cochylidae
Family Tortricidae (tortrix moths)
Family Pyralidae
Family Papilionidae
Family Pieridae
Family Lycaenidae
Family Nymphalidae
Family Lasiocampidae
Family Saturniidae
Family Thyatiridae
Family Geometridae (geometer moths)
Family Sphingidae (hawk moths)
Family Notodontidae
Family Dilobidae
Family Lymantriidae
Family Arctiidae (e.g. ermine moths and tiger moths)
Family Nolidae
Family Noctuidae

Sawflies, Ants and Wasps
Family Pamphiliidae
Family Cephidae (stem sawflies)
Family Cimbicidae
Family Tenthredinidae
Family Cynipidae (gall wasps)
Family Eurytomidae (seed wasps)
Family Torymidae (e.g. seed wasps)
Family Formicidae (ants)
Family Vespidae (true wasps)

Order Prostigmata
Family Phytoptidae (gall mites)
Family Eriophyidae (gall mites and rust mites)
Family Tarsonemidae (tarsonemid mites)
Family Tetranychidae (spider mites)
Family Tenuipalpidae (false spider mites)
Order Cryptostigmata
Family Mycobatidae
Wild or ornamental host plants cited in the text

Selected Bibliography

Host Plant Index

General Index

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Dr. David V. Alford, began his career at Rothamsted Experimental Station, where he worked in the Bee Department and developed a particular interest in bumblebees. He later joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food in Cambridge, where he was eventually appointed regional entomologist. He has wide experience with insects and mites associated with agricultural and horticultural crops, both at home and abroad, and has published many scientific papers and profusely illustrated reference books. He has made a particular study of pests of fruit crops, especially in apple orchards, black currant plantations and strawberry fields, and in 2007 he was awarded the BCPC medal for services to crop protection in the UK. In 2008, he received the prestigious Anton de Bary Medal from the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellshaft in recognition of his work on general and applied entomology.

By: David V Alford(Author)
461 pages, 1150+ b/w photos
Publisher: CRC Press
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"Incredibly well researched, magnificently illustrated, astonishingly comprehensive [...] if you are looking for a definitive guide to pests of fruit crops, look no further."
– The Professional Gardener

"Anyone concerned with fruit growing and training should have this book as it is an essential reference book for the identification of fruit pests."
– International Pest Control

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