Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

1st Edition - September 14, 2002

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  • Editors: Gary Mullen, Gary Mullen, Lance Durden
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080536071

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Description

Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related arthropods. The book will also appeal to a larger audience, specialists and non-specialists alike, including entomologists, parasitologists, biologists, epidemiologists, physicians, public health personnel, veterinarians, wildlife specialists and others looking for a readable, authoritative book on this topic. The first two chapters provide overviews of medical-veterinary entomology and epidemiology, respectively. These are followed by individual chapters devoted to each group of insects or arachnids of medical-veterinary importance and the health problems they can cause including their role as vectors of pathogens. Each of these chapters provides an overview of the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the group, and is followed by separate sections on their medical and veterinary importance, then by a section on prevention and control and, finally, by a list of references and further reading.

Key Features

  • Nationally and internationally renowned contributing authors
  • Up to date and new information that is easy to locate, with extensive subheadings and highlighted key words throughout text
  • Includes extensive coverage of arachnids, including scorpions, solpugids, spiders, mites and ticks
  • Designed for teaching several courses including Medical Entomology, Veterinary Entomology or combined Medical-Veterinary Entomology courses

Readership

Students of insect vector borne diseases of humans and other animals. Teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases. 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


  • Contributors

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    General Entomology

    Medical-Veterinary Entomology Literature

    History of Medical-Veterinary Entomology

    Identification and Systematics of Arthropods of Medical-Veterinary Importance

    Types of Problems Caused by Arthropods

    Arthropod-Borne Diseases

    Food Contaminants

    Fear of Arthropods

    Delusory Parasitosis

    Toxins and Venoms

    Host Defenses

    Forensic Entomology

    Minor Arthropod Problems of Medical-Veterinary Interest

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 2. Epidemiology of Vector-Borne Diseases

    Components of Transmission Cycles

    Modes of Transmission

    Transmission Cycles

    Interseasonal Maintenance

    Vector Incrimination

    Surveillance

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 3. Cockroaches (Blattaria)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Common Cockroach Species

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 4. Lice (Phthiraptera)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Lice of Medical Interest

    Lice of Veterinary Interest

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 5. True Bugs (Hemiptera)

    Kissing Bugs (Reduviidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    Bed Bugs (Cimicidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 6. Beetles (Coleoptera)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 7. Fleas (Siphonaptera)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Fleas of Medical-Veterinary Importance

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 8. Flies (Diptera)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Families of Minor Medical or Veterinary Interest

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 9. Moth Flies and Sand Flies (Psychodidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 10. Biting Midges (Ceratopogonidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 11. Black Flies (Simuliidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 12. Mosquitoes (Culicidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 13. Horse Flies and Deer Flies (Tabanidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 14. Muscid Flies (Muscidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Species of Medical-Veterinary Importance

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 15. Tsetse Flies (Glossinidae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 16. Myiasis (Muscoidea, Oestroidea)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Ecology and Behavior

    Flies Involved in Myiasis

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 17. Louse Flies, Reds, and Related Flies (Hippoboscoidea)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Common Species of Hippoboscids

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 18. Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 19. Ants, Wasps,and Bees (Hymenoptera)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Hymenoptera Venoms

    Ants

    Wasps and Hornets

    Bees

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 20. Scorpions (Scorpiones)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 21. Solpugids (Solifugae)

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 22. Spiders (Araneae)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 23. Mites (Acari)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Public Health Importance

    Mite-Borne Diseases of Humans

    Veterinary Importance

    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 24. Ticks (Ixodida)

    Taxonomy

    Morphology

    Life History

    Behavior and Ecology

    Tick Species of Medical-Veterinary Importance

    Public Health Importance

    Veterinary Importance

    Prevention and Control

    References and Further Reading

    Taxonomic Index

    Subject Index




Product details

  • No. of pages: 616
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: September 14, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080536071

About the Editors

Gary Mullen

Gary Mullen is Professor of Entomology emeritus in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University, AL, USA. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology at Cornell University before serving as medical entomologist and administrator of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Program, Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1975 as a medical-veterinary entomologist, acarologist, and aquatic ecologist, teaching courses and conducting research at Auburn for 34 years. His major areas of research have focused on biting flies, notably mosquitoes and biting midges, and ticks as vectors of animal pathogens

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, AL, USA

Gary Mullen

Gary Mullen is Professor of Entomology emeritus in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University, AL, USA. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology at Cornell University before serving as medical entomologist and administrator of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Program, Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1975 as a medical-veterinary entomologist, acarologist, and aquatic ecologist, teaching courses and conducting research at Auburn for 34 years. His major areas of research have focused on biting flies, notably mosquitoes and biting midges, and ticks as vectors of animal pathogens

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, AL, USA

Lance Durden

Lance Durden is Professor of Vector Ecology and Curator of the Insect Collection in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of London, UK and has worked at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Auburn University in Alabama, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author or co-author of approximately 300 peer-reviewed publications including 24 book chapters and 7 books or monographs. His research focuses on ectoparasitic arthropods and vector-borne diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Curator, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA

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