Series: World Crop Pests

A distinguished book series providing unparalleled coverage of the world's crop pests edited by

M. W. Sabelis

The well known World Crops Pests series started in 1985 with a comprehensive study on spider mites. By now several other books on insect crop pests have been published.
In every book you will find names of world-wide known acarologists; selections of authors that guarantee the top level of up to date information gathered from various regions of the world.
Every reader interested either in morphology, anatomy and behaviour or in life history of the animals, as well as looking for data on insect-host relationships and control of pests is able to find relevant pieces of knowledge.
The chapters have a uniform layout: each article begins with an introduction, which is followed by the main descriptive part and completed with conclusions. Such a composition presents the data well against a broad, relevant background. The conclusive considerations ending each article allow the reader to find the key problems and questions waiting to be explored and answered in future studies. The books are provided with useful indexes.

The World Crop Pests series is directed to students, teachers, researchers, extension workers and other clients in the areas of acarology and plant protection. Maybe you have been searching in vain for literature on a similar topic or maybe you yourself have a topic to contribute. Please send your suggestions, remarks or book proposal to:

Maurice W. Sabelis, Professor in Population Biology
University of Amsterdam
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Kruislaan 320
1098 SM Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Book Series: Eriophyoid Mites

Most recent volume

Volume 6. Eriophyoid Mites

Published: 3rd July 1996 Editors: E.E. Lindquist J. Bruin M.W. Sabelis
Due to space limitations only selected papers have been listed.

Part 1 THE ERIOPHYOIDEA. External Anatomy and Notation of Structures (E.E. Lindquist). Systematics, Diagnoses for Major Taxa, and Keys to Families and Genera with Species on Plants of Economic Importance (E.E. Lindquist, J.W. Amrine, Jr.). Nomenclatorial Problems in Usage of Some Family and Genus Names (E.E. Lindquist). Internal Anatomy and Physiology (G. Nuzzaci, G. Alberti). Oogenesis and Spermatogenesis (G. Alberti, G. Nuzzaci). Arrhenotokous Parthenogenesis (W. Helle, M. Wysoki). Life Forms, Deuterogyny, Diapause and Seasonal Development (D.C.M. Manson, G.N. Oldfield). Spermatophore Deposition, Mating Behaviour and Population Mating Structure (G.N. Oldfield, K. Michalska). Diversity and Host Plant Specificity (G.N. Oldfield). Ancient Associations: Eriophyoid Mites on Gymnosperms (J. Boczek, V.G. Shevchenko). Secondary Associations: Eriophyoid Mites on Ferns (U. Gerson). Feeding Effects on Host Plants: Gall Formation and Other Distortions (E. Westphal, D.C.M. Manson). Toxemias and Other Non-Distortive Feeding Effects (G.N. Oldfield). Web Spinning, Wax Secretion and Liquid Secretion by Eriophyoid Mites (D.C.M. Manson, U. Gerson). Eriophyoid Mites as Vectors of Plant Pathogens (G.N. Oldfield, G. Proeseler). Evolution of Eriophyoid Mites in Relation to their Host Plants (E.E. Lindquist, G.N. Oldfield). Phylogenetic Relationships (E.E. Lindquist). Evolutionary Ecology: Life History Patterns, Food Plant Choice and Dispersal (M.W. Sabelis, J. Bruin). Sampling Techniques (T.M. Perring, C.A. Farrar, G.N. Oldfield). Rearing Techniques (G.N. Oldfield, T.M. Perring). Preparation, Mounting and Descriptive Study of Eriophyoid Mites (J.W. Amrine, Jr, D.C.M. Manson). Karyotyping Techniques (M. Wysoki, W. Helle). SEM and TEM Techniques (G. Alberti, G. Nuzzaci). Toxicological Test Methods for Eriophyoid Mites (C.C. Childers). Part 2 NATURAL ENEMIES OF ERIOPHYOID MITES. Phytoseiidae (M.W. Sabelis). Stigmaeidae (H.M.A. Thistlewood, D.R. Clements, R. Harmsen). Other Predatory Arthropods (T.M. Perring, J.A. McMurtry). Pathogens of Eriophyoid Mites (C.W. McCoy). Part 3 DAMAGE AND CONTROL OF ERIOPHYOID MITES. Nature of Damage and its Assessment (R.N. Royaly, T.M. Perring). Stylar Feeding Injury and Control of Eriophyoid Mites in Citrus (C.W. McCoy). Damage and Control of Eriophyoid Mites in Apple and Pear (M.A. Easterbrook). Other Fruit Trees and Nut Trees (M. Castagnoli, G.N. Oldfield). Coconuts (D. Moore, F.W. Howard). Grape (C. Duso, E. de Lillo). Currants and Berries (E. de Lillo, C. Duso). Vegetables (T.M. Perring). Corn and Grain Plants (W.E. Styer, L.R. Nault). Grasses (W.E. Frost, P.M. Ridland). Sugarcane, Coffee and Tea (G.P. ChannaBasavanna). Ornamental Flowering Plants (M.K.P. Smith Meyer). Flower Bulbs (C.G.M. Conijn, J. van Aartrijk, I. Lesna). Ornamental Coniferous and Shade Trees (M. Castagnoli). Forage Crops (P.M. Ridland). Host Plant Resistance (E. Westphal, R. Bronner, F. Dreger). Pesticide Resistance in Eriophyoid Mites, their Competitors and Predators (R.H. Messing, B.A. Croft). Chemical Control of Eriophyoid Mites (C.C. Childers, M.A. Easterbrook, M.G. Solomon). Part 4 BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF ERIOPHYOID MITES. Aceria, Epitrimerus and Aculus Species and Biological Control of Weeds (S.S. Rosenthal). Phyllocoptes fructiphilus and Biological Control of Multiflora Rose (J.W. Amrine, Jr). Eriophyoids as Competitors of Other Phytophagous Mites (J.E. Dunley, B.A. Croft). Eriophyoid Mites as Alternative Prey (M.W. Sabelis, P.C.J. van Rijn). General Index - including predators, pathogens and higher taxa of eriophyoid mites; excluding eriophyoid mite species and genera, and their host plants. Index of Eriophyoid Mite Species. Index of Host Plants.

Additional volumes

Volume 5. Tortricid Pests

Published: 9th July 1991 Editors: L.P.S. van der Geest H.H. Evenhuis