This monograph, a set of 2 volumes places greater emphasis on the biology, behavior, and evolution of the gall-inducing arthropod and of associated organisms; the dynamics of the host-plant response remain in the background. The book deals with the biology and ecology of acarines, hemipteroids, coleopteroids and hymenopteroids. It also includes chapters on the biology, ecology, and evolution of several minor or less-known groups of gall inducers. A special effort has been made to incorporate extensive chapters on gall-inducing Coleoptera, chloropids, and chalcidoids including the braconids and fig wasps. Chapters on whiteflies and dipteran leafminers should broaden our understanding of the galling habit in other groups of arthropods. In addition to the biological and ecological informa-tion on these arthropods, each chapter also provides information on their evolution, in most instances, viewed against the evolution of their host plants.
Volume 1: Galls and Gall-inducing Arthropods: An Overview of their Biology, Ecology, and Evolution; Biology of Gall-inducing Acari; Gall-inducing Thrips: An Evolutionary Perspective; Gall-inducing Aphids: Biology, Ecology, and Evolution; Gall-inducing Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae); Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Gall-inducing Psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea); Gall-inducing Scale Insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea); Gall-inducing Heteropterans (Hemiptera); Gall-inducing Coleoptera; Biology and Ecology of Gall-inducing Cecidomyiidae (Diptera); Phylogeny of Gall Midges (Cecidomyiidae); Phylogenetic Relationships, Ecology, and Ecological Genetics of Cecidogenous Tephritidae; The Biology, Ecology and Evolution of Shoot Flies (Diptera: Chloropidae); Dipteran Leaf Miners�Volume 2: Gall-inducing Lepidoptera; Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Gall-inducing Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae and Xyelidae); Biology and Evolution of Braconid Gall Wasps (Hymenoptera); Biology of Gall Inducers and Evolution of Gall Induction in Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae, Eurytomidae, Pteromalidae, Tanaostigmatidae, Torymidae); Biology, Ecology and Evolution of Fig-pollinating Wasps (Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae); Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Gall-inducing Cynipidae; Gall Flies (diptera: Fergusoninidae) on Myrtaceae: A Mutualistic Association between Flies and Nematodes; Diversity of Gall-inducing Arthropods of Costa Rica; Habitat-driven Effects on the Diversity of Gall-inducing Insects in the Brazilian Cerrado; Gall-inducing Arthropods Used in the Biological Control of Weeds; Dual Aseptic Culture of Gall-inducing Arthropods and their Host Plants; Gall and Gall-inducing Arthropods : Ecological Issues and Evolutionary Problems