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Accurate species identification is essential for effective pest management. Stored-Product Insect Resource provides the most multi-faceted, comprehensive guide to information on 1,663 insect species associated with stored products.
Stored-Product Insect Resource covers 1,105 commodities and more than 9,200 different insect-commodity associations. A broad consideration of the species associated with stored products is important because many unfamiliar species are being encountered as a result of extensive international trade.
Information on 468 species of natural enemies provides a fuller understanding of the potential for biological control of stored product insects. Commodities that are likely to be infested are listed for each insect species and information on suitability of some commodities as food is also reviewed. Stored-Product Insect Resource includes a catalog that can help locate pictures and keys to identify stored product insects.
The authors each have more than 30 years of research experience and have taught stored product entomology. This is their fourth book on stored product insects. This title is a useful supplement to the textbook Fundamentals of Stored-Product Entomology by Hagstrum and Subramanyam. Stored-Product Insect Resource will be an important desktop directory for identifying and finding information on stored product insects.
List of insects and their natural enemies associated with stored products
Full addresses for website keys and website pictures
Archaeological records of stored product insects
Geographical origins of stored product insect species
Ranking of stored product insect species by number of commodities with which they have been reported
Additional insect species reported to be associated with stored products or facilities that have not been included in Table 1.1
Species by Family
List of stored product insect species in each family, listed by family (number of species) (order) and species
Ranking of families by number of species in each
Ranking of genera with more than one species by number of species in each
Species by Key
Stored product insect species in Table 1.1 included in each key
Species by Commodity
Stored product insect species and their natural enemies reported in literature as associated with a commodity
Ranking of commodities by numbers of stored product insect species associated with each commodity
Studies on development, fecundity and population growth of stored product insects on various commodities
Ranking of species by number of commodities in Table 4.3 tested for suitability for insect development, reproduction and population growth
Summary of reported numbers of stored product insect species associations with various types of facilities or habitats
Species by Rank
Ranking for each stored product insect species by their potential damage to commodities and their prominence in literature
Species by Common Name
Scientific names of stored product insects and their natural enemies listed by their common names
Commodities by Scientific or Common Name
Common names of commodities in Table 1.1 listed by scientific names
Commodity scientific names listed by their common names
Preparing Insects for Identification
Books and Book Chapters
Alphabetical List of Species Names
Alphabetical list of current species names in Table 1.1 giving genus name for each
Alphabetical list of synonym species names in Table 1.1 giving the genus for each
"This book is extremely useful for pest management practitioners to improve the quality and reduce the cost of their post management programs."
– Beverage & Food World