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Parasitoids in Pest Management

Edited By

Omkar



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ISBN 9781032406701
March 7, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
352 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers information on one of the most important biocontrol agents that are effective in controling insect pests of crops. It deals with important insect parasitic groups followed by specific group of parasitoids. The book addresses unique and modern aspects of why insect-pest management is necessary and what are different parastoids (Parasitic Insect Groups) helpful in the pest management, reduce the crop yield losses and ultimately increase the crop productivity. The proposed book presents a comprehensive account of beneficial insect parasitoids that would be useful for researchers in the area of entomology, agricultural and zoology.

Salient Features:

1. Encompass all major aspects of parasitoids in pest management

2. Presents a unique combination on different insect parasitoids for the insect pest management with emphasis on their taxonomic position, status, different groups, mass production and their use in pest biocontrol

3. Covers information on one of the most important biocontrol agents, which are most effective in the biocontrol of insect pests of crops

4. Discusses modern aspects of why insect pest management is necessary and what are different parastoids (parasitic insect groups)

5. Discusses most effective biocontrol of insect pests of crops

Table of Contents

 

1. Insect Parasitoids- Mani Chellappan and Ranjith MT

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Order: Diptera, Family: Cecidomyiidae, Nemestrinidae, Bombyliidae, Asilidae, Phoridae, Pipenculidae, Tachinidae, Sarcophagidae, Order: Coleoptera: Family: Carabidae, Scarabidae, Rhipiceridae, Cleridae, Rhipiphoridae, Meloidae, Passandridae, Bothrediridae, Curculionidae, Order: Lepidoptera: Family-Epipyropidae, Cyclotornidae, Order: Hymenoptera: Family: Braconidae, Ichneumonidae, Mymaridae, Trichogrammatidae, Eulophidae, Elasmidae, Pteromalidae, Encyrtidae, Aphelinidae, Eupelmidae, Chalcididae, Eurytomidae, Torymidae, Ormyridae, Leucopsidae, Euchartidae, Perilampidae, Signiphoridae, Eucoilidae, Figitidae, Platygatseridae, Scelonidae, Bethylidae, Order: Neuroptera, Family: Mantispidae, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

2. Ichneumonid Parasitoids- Longjam Roni Kumar Singh, Devanshu Gupta & Kailash Chandra

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Systematic account, Life history, Biological control utilizing Ichneumonidae, Notes on the subfamilies of Indian Ichneumonidae, Mass Rearing, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

3. Braconid Parasitoids- Ankita Gupta

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Diagnosis and key characters, Classification- subfamily and tribes, List of subfamilies and tribes reported from India, Molecular characterisation and phylogeny, Morphological and Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of the genus Glyptapanteles, Biodiversity and species richness, Morphological and Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of the genus Glyptapanteles, Biology, Host- parasitoid association, Braconid parasitoids of recent invasive pest, Morphological and Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of the genus Glyptapanteles, Immature taxonomy, Integrative taxonomy, Taxonomic problems, Economic importance, Collection and preservation techniques,Workers on Indian Fauna, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

4. Aphidiine Parasitoids (Braconidae-Hymenoptera)- B.C. Das & Samiran Chakrabarti

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Diversity and Zoogegraphical distribution, Fossil aphidiines, Collection, rearing and identification, Biology, Foraging, Hyperparasitoids, Diapause, Host parasitoid relationship, Population dynamics, Effective aphidiine biocontrol agents, Mass rearing, Constraints of using aphidiines in biological control, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

5. Pteromalid Parasitoids-Arvind Kumar, Aishwarya Ray & Meena Agnihotri

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Identifications features, Brief history and Systematic position, Diversity of Pteromalidae, Biology, Effective biocontrol agents, Mass rearing, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

6. Encyrtid Parasitoids-P.S. Shera, Sudhendu Sharma, Prasun Karmakar & Sudhir Singh

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Characteristics of Encyrtidae, Biology, Effective Encyrtid biocontrol agents, Mass rearing of important Encyrtid parasitoids, Case studies, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

7. Chalcidoid Parasitoids- Sureshan, P M & S P. Girish Kumar

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Diversity and distribution of chalcids, Common and effective parasitoids and their hosts, Characteristics of effective biocontrol agents, Rearing techniques, mass production and field application, Threat and conservation status, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

8. Eulophid Parasitoids- Meena Agnihotri, J. M. Samraj & Arvind Kumar

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Basic characters for identification, Diversity and biology, History of eulophid research, Taxonomic position of Eulophidae, Studies on eulophid fauna of the world, Eulophid research in India, Exploration of eulophids as biocontrol agents, Host parasitoid index of Eulophid parasitoids in India, Mass rearing of important eulophid parasitoids, Successful biocontrol agents, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

9. Trichogrammatid Parasitoids-Omprakash Navik, Richa Varshney, Y. Lalitha & S. K. Jalali,

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Systematics, History and classification, Size and distribution, Diversity and host range, Biology, Ecology and behavior, Geographical strains, Improvement of trichogrammatids, Mass production and biological control, Release strategies of trichogrammatids, Conclusions Points to Remember, References.

10. Scelionid Parasitoids- Mohana, S Kumar & Sunita Patra

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Diversity of Scelionidae, Characteristics of Scelionidae, Diversity of Scelionids, Biology, Effective scelionid biocontrol agents, Scelionids in Classical Biocontrol Programs, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

11. Aphelinid Parasitoids- Mani Chellappan & Ranjith, M. T.

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Distribution and diversity, Biology, Hosts of Aphelinid parasitoids, Important parasitoids, Mass production, Role in Biocontrol, Field release across globe, Success stories, Conclusions, Points to Remember, References.

12. Beneficial Diptera-Dhriti Banerjee, Atanu Naskar & Jayita Sengupta

Learning Objectives, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Phylogeny and classification, Habits and Habitat, Ecosystem services, Life cycle and developmental stages, Feeding Behaviour, Carnivory in Diptera: Predators, Parasites and Parasitoids, Evolution of carnivory in Diptera, Diptera Predators, Diptera Parasitoids, Biology of Diptera parasitoids, Rearing, mass production, and field application of Diptera parasitoids, In-vivo rearing technique, In-vitro rearing technique, Adult rearing and management, Storage and transportation of reared flies, The Future of Dipterans as biocontrol agents, , Conclusion: Conservation of beneficial Diptera for sustainable development, Points to Remember, References.

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Biography

Prof. Omkar, FNASc, has been associated with teaching for about 35 years and research for more than 42 years. He is Former Head, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Former Coordinator, UGC-SAP (DRS-II), DST-FIST, DST-PURSE, Centre of Excellence, Govt. of UP, programs. He has worked on 10 more projects of state/central funding agencies. He specializes in Environmental Toxicology and Entomology, with particular reference to the Insect Pest Management. He is Chief Editor, Journal of Applied Bioscience, and President, International Society of Applied Biology.