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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

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.

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.

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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)

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




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