For medical, veterinary, entomology and public health students, this acclaimed textbook has been fully updated and revised to reflect the most recent advances. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control. This 2e includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden surpass the competition by including extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance.

Key Features

* Follows in the tradition of Herm's Medical and Veterinary Entomology * The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance * Two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: Taxonomic and Subject New to this edition: * Three new chapters - Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods - Forensic Entomology - Molecular Tools in Medical and Veterinary Entomology * Online ancillaries: glossary, chapter images, study questions, and related web links * 1700 word glossary * Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical-Veterinary Importance * Numerous new full-color images, illustrations and maps throughout


Teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; Parasitologists, entomologists, government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; Medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology.

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION Lance A. Durden and Gary R. Mullen 2 MORPHOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS OF PARASITIC ARTHROPODS Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena 3 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES William K. Reisen 4 FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGY William L. Krinsky 5 COCKROACHES (BLATTARIA) Richard J. Brenner and Richard D. Kramer 6 LICE (PHTHIRAPTERA) Lance A. Durden and John E. Lloyd 7 TRUE BUGS (HEMIPTERA) William L. Krinsky 8 BEETLES (COLEOPTERA) William L. Krinsky 9 FLEAS (SIPHONAPTERA) Lance A. Durden and Nancy C. Hinkle 10 FLIES (DIPTERA) Robert D. Hall and Reid R. Gerhardt 11 MOTH FLIES AND SAND FLIES (PSYCHODIDAE) Louis C. Rutledge and Raj K. Gupta 12 BITING MIDGES (CERATOPOGONIDAE) Gary R. Mullen 13 BLACK FLIES (SIMULIIDAE) Peter H. Adler and John W. McCreadie 14 MOSQUITOES (CULICIDAE) Woodbridge A. Foster and Edward D. Walker 15 HORSE FLIES AND DEER FLIES (TABANIDAE) Bradley A. Mullens 16 MUSCID FLIES (MUSCIDAE) Roger D. Moon 17 TSETSE FLIES (GLOSSINIDAE) William L. Krinsky 18 MYIASIS (MUSCOIDEA, OESTROIDEA) Philip J. Scholl, E. Paul Catts, and Gary R. Mullen 19 LOUSE FLIES, KEDS, AND RELATED FLIES (HIPPOBOSCOIDEA) John E. Lloyd 20 MOTHS AND BUTTER


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About the editors

Gary Mullen

Affiliations and Expertise

Auburn University, AL, USA

Lance Durden

Affiliations and Expertise

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA


"Without a doubt the finest book available in English on the subject today."--FLORIDA SCIENTIST from the previous edition