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Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico

1st Edition

By J. E. McPherson, Robert McPherson

CRC Press

272 pages

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Description

Many scientists have reported an extensive amount of information on the biology, life history, and damage potential of stink bugs. However, this information is scattered among numerous journals, periodicals, and other publications. Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico brings together the applied and nonapplied literature in one complete and concise format.

The book gives you:

  • Section by section discussions of various economic stink bug species and damage to individual crops

  • Separate tables of host plants organized by common name, scientific name, and family name

  • General biology for each economic stink bug species

  • Strategies for the control of destructive species

  • Keys for identification of stink bug species

  • Numerous unique line drawings

  • Over 700 references on stink bug publications

    Written by two top-notch researchers whose experience is complementary, the book examines these constant pests. The first comprehensive resource on this fascinating and destructive group of insects, Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico provides you with a reference that you can use in the laboratory or in the field for easy identification of pentatomids.

  • Reviews

    "Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico was written for those interested in stink bug management including extension professionals, crop consultants, and producers who deal with them as pests on a regular basis."

    Tom A. Royer, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

    "In summary, this book is a valuable source of information for both researchers and educators who are interested in pestiferous pentatomids….It also should be valuable to those crop consultants who are dealing with stink bugs on a regular basis. … for those interested in owning an information source that captures current knowledge of stink bug pests in major crops, its price is a bargain."

    Tom A. Royer, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

    Table of Contents

    General Introduction to Stink Bugs

    Major Crops Attacked

    Superfamily Pentatomoidea Leach: Keys for Identification and Introduction to Pest Species

    Nezara viridula

    Euschistus spp.

    Acrosternum hilare

    Oebalus spp.

    Chlorochroa

    Murgantia histrionica

    Piezodorus guildinii

    Thyanta spp.

    Management Tactics for Stink Bugs

    References

    Tables

    Appendix

    Index

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCI025000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
    TEC003000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General