Volume 5. Tortricid Pests

1st Edition

Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control


  • L.P.S. van der Geest
  • H.H. Evenhuis
  • Tortricid Pests

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    The economic importance of Tortricidae in agriculture and forestry is great: crops and forests in the temperate climatic zones suffer considerable loss due to this lepidopterous family. This volume covers the entire spectrum from taxonomy, morphology and physiology to chemical and biological control. It will provide an opening to the scientifc literature on Tortricidae for scientists in research institutions, universities and experimental stations. The indices include entries for synonyms referring to the species names used in this volume.

    Table of Contents

    1. Morphology, Phylogeny and Systematics. Morphology (M. Horak). Taxonomy and Phylogeny (M. Horak and R.L. Brown). Identification of Immature stages (L.P.S. van der Geest and H.H. Evenhuis). Identification of Pupae on Apple in Eastern North America (C.R.L. Adler). Identification of Larvae and Pupae (H. Beeke and D.J. de Jong). Identification of Early Immature Stages by Means of Allozyme Gel Electrophoresis (S.B.J. Menken). 2. Physiology, Reproduction and Ecology. Physiology and Genetics (G. Benz). Spermatogenesis (M. Friedländer). Reproductive Biology (J.F. Howell). Diapause (J.J. Brown). Sex Pheromones (H. Arn). Ecology and Population Dynamics (M.E. Solomon). 3. Natural Enemies and Pathogens. Parasitoids and Predators (N.J. Mills and K.P. Carl). Pathogens and Diseases (G. Zimmermann and J. Weiser). Nematode Parasites (G.O. Poiner, Jr). 4. Techniques. Rearing Methods (H. Bathon, P. Singh and G.K. Clare). Sterile Insect Release (B.A. Butt). Modelling and Prediction Technology (A.L. Knight and B.A. Croft). 5. Tortricids in Pome and Stone Fruits. Codling Moth Occurrence, Host Race Formation, and Damage (M.M. Barnes). Population Dynamics of the Codling Moth (H. Audemard). Use of Sex Pheromones for Control of Codling Moth (R.A. Vickers and G.H.L. Rothschild). Biological Control of the Codling Moth (L.A. Falcon and J. Huber). Chemical Control and Resistance to Pesticides of the Codling Moth (B.A. Croft and H.W. Riedl). Biology, Ecology and Control of Oriental Fruit Moth (G.H.L. Rothschild and R.A. Vickers). Other Tortricids on Pome and Stone Fruits. North American Species (R. Weires and H.W. Riedl). Tortricid Pests of Pome and Stone Fruits, Eurasian Species (E. Dickler). Tortricid Pests of Pome and Stone Fruits, Australian and New Zealand Species (C.H. Wearing et al.). Tortricid Pests of Pome and Stone Fruits, chemical Control and Resistance to Pesticides (B.A. Croft and L.A. Hull


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    About the editors

    L.P.S. van der Geest

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Pure and Applied Ecology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    H.H. Evenhuis

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Bennekom, The Netherlands