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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.
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