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


World Crop Pests, a giant book series on the tiniest insects.

Book Series: Eriophyoid Mites

Most recent volume

Volume 6. Eriophyoid Mites

Published: 3rd July 1996 Editors: E.E. Lindquist J. Bruin M.W. Sabelis
This book is a timely compilation of synthesized information on behaviourally fascinating and economically important mites.

The book gives much attention to fundamental aspects of eriophyoid anatomy, behaviour, ecology and even systematics, as bases for understanding the ways of life of eriophyoid mites and their effects on host plants; in turn, this will lead to developing the most appropriate means of regulating mites as detrimental or beneficial organisms. It presents new views intended to stimulate interest in eriophyoids and their enemies, and it points to areas where further research is needed.

This book is intended for extension workers, experts of acarology and plant protection as well as students, teachers and researchers. It stimulates readers to critically test the view presented and aimes ultimately toward environmentally safe, sustainable and economically efficient means of regulating detrimental and beneficial eriophyoid mites.

Additional volumes

Volume 5. Tortricid Pests

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