Eriophyoid Mites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444886286, 9780080531236

Eriophyoid Mites, Volume 6

1st Edition

Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control

Editors: E.E. Lindquist J. Bruin M.W. Sabelis
eBook ISBN: 9780080531236
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 3rd July 1996
Page Count: 787
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Table of Contents

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.


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.


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@qu:...containing updated knowledge on nearly 3,000 species is a timely compilation of synthesized information now available on these mites. @source:Aerobiologia @qu:...a milestone in basic and applied acarology. Nearly all the contributions have two important features: a comprehensive review of the subject and an assessment of critically needed information or potentially fruitful research directions. @source:Integrated Pest Management Reviews @qu:This giant on the tiniest of a true achievement... @source:Entomologis Experimentalis et Applicata @from:E.E Lindquist, M.W. Sabelis, J.Bruin @qu:This book, containing updated knowledge on nearly 3,000 species is a timely compilation of synthesized information now available on these mites. @source:Aerobiologia @from:X.Hong @qu:Comprehensive and the best guide to eriophyoid research. The book has several remarkable features. Firstly, it is up-to-date in many aspects. Secondly, it is systematic in structure. Thirdly, it is very comprehensive. Last, but not the least, the elegant printing and beautiful binding will certainly enhance the commercial value of the book. @source:Acarology Bulletin @from:R.A. Norton @qu:Overall, this book can only be considered a milestone in basic and applied acarology. Nearly all contributions have two important features: a comprehensive review of the subject and an assessment of critically needed information or potentially fruitful research directions. @source:Eirophyoid Mites @from:D.E. Walter @qu:...In summary, this volume represents a considerable achievement and a major contribution to both applied and theoretical acarology. the editors should be congratulated on the breadth and depth of coverage that they have been able to assemble and on the generally low level of typographical errors, mistakes in figures, etc. Part 1 is an outstanding achievement and could easily have stood alone as a major contribution to the field. @source:Experimental & Applied Acarology

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About the Editors

E.E. Lindquist Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Biological Resources Division, Research Branch, Agriculture & AgriFood Canada, K.W. Neatby Building, C.E.F., Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0C6

J. Bruin Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Amsterdam, Department of Pure & Applied Ecology, Section Population Biology, Kruislaan 320, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

M.W. Sabelis Editor