Atlas of Stored-Product Insects and Mites

Atlas of Stored-Product Insects and Mites

1st Edition - January 1, 2013

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  • Author: David Hagstrum
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128104316

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No other reference offers such an extensive hands-on guide to the most common stored-product pests. Atlas of Stored-Product Insects and Mites includes photographs and summary information for each of the 235 stored product insect species. Summary information includes common names, synonyms for scientific names, records of geographic distribution, suitability of commodities as insect food and commodity infestation, literature citations for life history studies and a list of natural enemies. Similar summary information is provided for 280 species of mites (Acari) reported to be associated with stored products. The high quality photographs and summary information make this reference essential to the fast and accurate specific identification needed for effective pest management. The authors also cover the tools and information that should be considered when developing a pest management program and provide reference sources for additional information on pest management. Atlas of Stored-Product Insects and Mites will make solving stored-product pest problems faster and easier making this an essential desk reference for anyone working with stored-product insects or mites. Special features High quality color photographs for 235 species of stored product insects Common names and synonyms for 235 insect and 280 mite species Suitability of 537 commodities as food for 84 stored product insect species Summarizes 15,611 infestation records for 1010 commodities reported in the literature References for life history studies of insect and mite species Geographic distribution of each species List of natural enemies Discussion of tools and information needed for pest management An essential reference for: Extension personnel Food industry sanitarians Food industry managers Legislators Pest management professionals Pest management consultants Plant quarantine inspectors Regulators Seed technologists Stored-product entomologist Stored-product acarologists Students Urban entomologists

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Stored-Product Insects
    Table 2.1 Abbreviations used in the tables and text
    Table 2.2 Insect species associated with stored-products
    Table 2.3 Numbers of stored-product insect species reported for each country and region
    Table 2.4 Comparison of species list for nine countries that have reported large numbers of species
    Table 2.5 Insect species reported from other countries

    Chapter 3. Classification of Commodities
    Table 3.1 Overall percentages of the 1010 commodities in each of 28 categories
    Table 3.2 Commodities in each of 28 categories
    Table 3.3 Scientific names of plants
    Table 3.4 Species associated with more than 75% of the commodity categories
    Table 3.5 Percentage of the commodity infestation records for bruchids that are legume seed

    Chapter 4. Commodity Suitability
    Table 4.1 Suitability of commodities as food for stored-product insect
    Table 4.2 Number of commodities per species for which suitability has been studied
    Table 4.3 Species of stored-product insects feeding on fungi

    Chapter 5. Infestation Records
    Table 5.1 Commodities reported to be infested by each insect species and literature sources for records
    Table 5.2 Species-commodity combinations with 10 or more literature records
    Table 5.3 Numbers of records per source, percent unique records and geographical region or type of record

    Chapter 6. Stored-product Mites
    Table 6.1 Mites species associated with stored products
    Table 6.2 Ranking of stored-product mite species by number of commodities per species
    Table 6.3 Families of mites associated with stored products
    Table 6.4 Mite genus name changes

    Chapter 7. Pest Management
    Table 7.1 Topics in books with broad coverage of stored-product insect pest management
    Table 7.2 Books covering fewer stored-product insect pest management topics in greater depth
    Table 7.3 Books that are very specialized covering only a few topics
    Table 7.4 Strengths and limitations of aeration
    Table 7.5 Strengths and limitations of biological control
    Table 7.6 Strengths and limitations of extreme temperature
    Table 7.7 Strengths and limitations of fumigation
    Table 7.8 Strengths and limitations of impact and pest removal
    Table 7.9 Strengths and limitations of ionizing radiation
    Table 7.10 Strengths and limitations of residual insecticides
    Table 7.11 Strengths and limitations of sanitation and pest exclusion
    Table 7.12 Combinations of pest management methods that have been evaluated

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing and AACC International Press 2013
  • Published: January 1, 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing and AACC International Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128104316

About the Author

David Hagstrum

Specialty: Management of stored-product insects Education: BA, Biology-Chemistry, California Western University; PhD, Entomology, University of California, Riverside

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Entomologist, USDA, ARS (retired); Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

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