Insects of Stored Products

Insects of Stored Products

by David Rees

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Insect infestations in grains and other stored food and fibre products cause annual losses worth many millions of dollars worldwide. This illustrated guide enables specialists and non-specialists to distinguish the major pests of durable stored products found throughout the world. It describes how to identify each pest group or species and summarises the latest information on their biology, ecology, geographical distribution, the damage they cause and their economic importance. Hundreds of colour photographs illustrate the identifying features of the most important beetles, moths, psocids, bugs and wasps found in stored products. Essential details on inspection and trapping are included to aid in the early detection of infestations, allowing more time to plan and undertake effective pest control. An extensive bibliography provides a convenient entry point to the specialised literature on these insects. This concise yet comprehensive reference is an essential tool for people responsible for the storage and handling of dried durable products of plant and animal origin worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643102637
Publication date: 07/21/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

1 Insects as pests of stored products
2 Insects associated with stored products
1 Beetles (Coleoptera)
2 Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera)
3 Psocids, Booklice, Dustlice (Psocoptera)
4 Bugs (Hemitera)
5 Ants, Bees and Wasps (Hymenoptera)
3 Finding and Trapping Storage Insects
4 Collecting, Preserving and Shipping Specimens for Identification
References and Resources
Index to Species: by scientific name and by common name

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