1st Edition

Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management

ISBN 9781138198500
Published October 19, 2016 by CRC Press
750 Pages 224 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The field of insect nutritional ecology has been defined by how insects deal with nutritional and non-nutritional compounds, and how these compounds influence their biology in evolutionary time. In contrast, Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management presents these entomological concepts within the framework of integrated pest management (IPM). It specifically addresses bioecology and insect nutrition in modern agriculture. Written for graduate students and professionals in entomology, this book covers neotropical information in three sections:

  • General Aspects: Basic bioecology and insect nutrition; artificial diets; insect/plant interactions; insect symbionts; the interface of chemical ecology with the food; and insect cannibalism
  • Specific Aspects: Specific feeding guilds of insects including ants, social bees, leaf chewers, seed suckers, seed chewers, root feeders, gall makers, detritivorous feeders, pests of storage grains, fruit flies, aphids, endo- and ectoparasitoids, predators, crisopids, and hematophagous insects
  • Applied Aspects: Host plant resistance and the design of IPM programs in the context of insect bioecology and nutrition

Much of the research on which these chapters were written was done in Brazil and based on its neotropical fauna. The complexity and diversity of the neotropics provides enough data that readers from all zoogeographical regions can readily translate the information in this book to their specific conditions. The book’s value as an entry point for further research is enhanced by the inclusion of approximately 4,000 references.

Table of Contents

General Aspects
Introduction to Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Antônio R. Panizzi and José R. P. Parra
Nutritional Indices for Measuring Insect Food Intake and Utilization
José R. P. Parra, Antônio R. Panizzi, and Marinéia L. Haddad
The Evolution of Artificial Diets and Their Interactions in Science and Technology
José R. P. Parra
Molecular and Evolutionary Physiology of Insect Digestion
Walter R. Terra and Clélia Ferreira
Insect–Plant Interactions
Marina A. Pizzamiglio-Gutierrez
Symbionts and Nutrition of Insects
Edson Hirose, Antônio R. Panizzi, and Simone S. Prado
Bioecology and Nutrition versus Chemical Ecology: The Multitrophic Interactions Mediated by Chemical Signals
José M. S. Bento and Cristiane Nardi
Cannibalism in Insects
Alessandra F. K. Santana, Ana C. Roselino, Fabrício A. Cappelari, and Fernando S. Zucoloto
Implications of Plant Hosts and Insect Nutrition on Entomopathogenic Diseases
Daniel R. Sosa-Gómez

Specific Aspects
Neotropical Ants (Hymenoptera) Functional Groups: Nutritional and Applied Implications

Carlos R. F. Brandão, Rogério R. Silva, and Jacques H. C. Delabie
Social Bees (Bombini, Apini, Meliponini)
Astrid M. P. Kleinert, Mauro Ramalho, Marilda Cortopassi-Laurino, Márcia F. Ribeiro, and Vera L. Imperatriz-Fonseca
Defoliators (Lepidoptera)
Alessandra F. K. Santana, Carla Cresoni-Pereira, and Fernando S. Zucoloto
Seed-Sucking Bugs (Heteroptera)
Antônio R. Panizzi and Flávia A. C. Silva
Seed-Chewing Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae)
Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa and Lúcia M. Almeida
Rhizophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae)
Lenita J. Oliveira and José R. Salvadori
Gall-Inducing Insects: From Anatomy to Biodiversity
G. Wilson Fernandes, Marco A. A. Carneiro, and Rosy M. S. Isaias
Detritivorous Insects
Julio N. C. Louzada and Elizabeth S. Nichols
Insect Pests in Stored Grain
Sonia M. N. Lazzari and Flávio A. Lazzari
Fruit Flies (Diptera)
Carla Cresoni-Pereira and Fernando S. Zucoloto
Sap-Sucking Insects (Aphidoidea)
Sonia M. N. Lazzari and Regina C. Zonta-de-Carvalho
Parasitoids (Hymenoptera)
Fernando L. Cônsoli and S. Bradleigh Vinson
Predatory Bugs (Heteroptera)
Vanda H. P. Bueno and Joop C. van Lenteren
Predatory Beetles (Coccinellidae)
Lúcia M. Almeida and Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa
Green Lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Predatory Lifestyle
Gilberto S. Albuquerque, Catherine A. Tauber, and Maurice J. Tauber
Hematophages (Diptera, Siphonaptera, Hemiptera, Phthiraptera)
Mário A. Navarro-Silva and Ana C. D. Bona

Applied Aspects
Plant Resistance and Insect Bioecology and Nutrition

José D. Vendramim and Elio C. Guzzo
Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management
Antônio R. Panizzi, José R. P. Parra, and Flávia A .C. Silva

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Antônio R. Panizzi is a research entomologist at the National Wheat Center in Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil.

José Roberto Postali Parra is a Professor of the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Agricultural Zoology at the College of Agriculture at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.


"For production of this volume, Parra and Panizzi assembled a cadre of Brazilian authors who represent the best in the field, along with several chapters in collaboration with international authorities who have spent time in Brazil. This volume offers the most authoritative compilation of up-to-date research on the ecology of insects with emphasis on nutrition and nutritional ecology, as well as the implications for the development of integrated pest management programs applied to the neotropics, arguably the most complex and diverse of the world’s biogeographic zones. This volume is a landmark in a relatively young, multidimensional science, and will greatly contribute toward much-needed further research."
—Marcos Kogan, Oregon State University

"It is easy to see why this book has gone through two Brazilian editions and now is translated into English. It contains some immensely interesting and valuable information. … the contributors provide us with easy entry into the fascinating world of insect–host relations. Without exception, the authors have provided comprehensive yet lucid discussions of the most important aspects of each topic treated. The bibliographic information is complete but not overwhelming. … [This book] should be on the reference shelf of anyone working in this field. … Overall, this is a wonderful addition to the entomological literature, and English-speakers will be very grateful that they finally have ready access to this useful publication."
— John L. Capinera, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Florida Entomologist, March 2013