Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Edited by

  • Gary Mullen, Auburn University, AL, USA
  • Lance Durden, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA

Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related arthropods. The book will also appeal to a larger audience, specialists and non-specialists alike, including entomologists, parasitologists, biologists, epidemiologists, physicians, public health personnel, veterinarians, wildlife specialists and others looking for a readable, authoritative book on this topic. The first two chapters provide overviews of medical-veterinary entomology and epidemiology, respectively. These are followed by individual chapters devoted to each group of insects or arachnids of medical-veterinary importance and the health problems they can cause including their role as vectors of pathogens. Each of these chapters provides an overview of the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the group, and is followed by separate sections on their medical and veterinary importance, then by a section on prevention and control and, finally, by a list of references and further reading.
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Audience

Students of insect vector borne diseases of humans and other animals. Teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases. Parasitologists, entomologists, government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases. Medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology.

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2002
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-510451-7

Reviews

"Designed to be comprehensive, the 597-page book covers 22 groups of insects and arachnids that can adversely affect the heath of humans and animals." -VETERINARY PRACTICE NEWS (JUNE 2004) "Highly recommended as a reference volume for public, college and university libraries or anyone seeking a detailed and thorough treatment of the subject. General readers; lower division undergraduates through professionals." —R.E. Lee Jr., Miami University for CHOICE (February 2003) "This volume should command a place in all libraries and on bookshelves of all those who are seriously interested in entomology and eco-parasitology, whether they be clinicians, academics or students." -VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY (May 2003) "...is without a doubt the finest book available in English on the subject today." -FLORIDA SCIENTIST (2003) "The editiors and authors have crafted an outstanding, readable volume... Both students and professionals will find the wealth of information will serve as sound foundation for many years... As a text, this book will have a long uesful life." —Frank E. French, Georgia Southern University (June 2002) "... the text was excellent. Unlike many other edited texts, this one adhered to a similar ground plan for all chapters and thus presented an even flow from one chapter to the next. The editors asked the best people in each of the specific areas to write chapters, and this choice of authorship was reflected in the quality of the contributions." —Marc J. Klowden, University of Idaho, College of Agriculture (February 2002) "Let me start by saying this is an excellent book, probably the best text to comprehensively cover both medical and veterinary entomology." —Mike Service for ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY (2002)



Table of Contents


Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

General Entomology

Medical-Veterinary Entomology Literature

History of Medical-Veterinary Entomology

Identification and Systematics of Arthropods of Medical-Veterinary Importance

Types of Problems Caused by Arthropods

Arthropod-Borne Diseases

Food Contaminants

Fear of Arthropods

Delusory Parasitosis

Toxins and Venoms

Host Defenses

Forensic Entomology

Minor Arthropod Problems of Medical-Veterinary Interest

References and Further Reading

Chapter 2. Epidemiology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Components of Transmission Cycles

Modes of Transmission

Transmission Cycles

Interseasonal Maintenance

Vector Incrimination

Surveillance

References and Further Reading

Chapter 3. Cockroaches (Blattaria)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Common Cockroach Species

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 4. Lice (Phthiraptera)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Lice of Medical Interest

Lice of Veterinary Interest

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 5. True Bugs (Hemiptera)

Kissing Bugs (Reduviidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

Bed Bugs (Cimicidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 6. Beetles (Coleoptera)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 7. Fleas (Siphonaptera)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Fleas of Medical-Veterinary Importance

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 8. Flies (Diptera)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Families of Minor Medical or Veterinary Interest

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 9. Moth Flies and Sand Flies (Psychodidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 10. Biting Midges (Ceratopogonidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 11. Black Flies (Simuliidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 12. Mosquitoes (Culicidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 13. Horse Flies and Deer Flies (Tabanidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 14. Muscid Flies (Muscidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Species of Medical-Veterinary Importance

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 15. Tsetse Flies (Glossinidae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 16. Myiasis (Muscoidea, Oestroidea)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Ecology and Behavior

Flies Involved in Myiasis

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 17. Louse Flies, Reds, and Related Flies (Hippoboscoidea)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Common Species of Hippoboscids

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 18. Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 19. Ants, Wasps,and Bees (Hymenoptera)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Hymenoptera Venoms

Ants

Wasps and Hornets

Bees

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 20. Scorpions (Scorpiones)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 21. Solpugids (Solifugae)

References and Further Reading

Chapter 22. Spiders (Araneae)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Chapter 23. Mites (Acari)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Public Health Importance

Mite-Borne Diseases of Humans

Veterinary Importance

References and Further Reading

Chapter 24. Ticks (Ixodida)

Taxonomy

Morphology

Life History

Behavior and Ecology

Tick Species of Medical-Veterinary Importance

Public Health Importance

Veterinary Importance

Prevention and Control

References and Further Reading

Taxonomic Index

Subject Index