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Lacewings in the Crop Environment

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T. R. New, C. S. Henry, S. J. Brooks, D. Thierry, P. Duelli, J. B. Johnson, V. J. Monserrat, J. D. Oswald, C. A. Tauber, L. M. Díaz-Aranda, F. Szentkirályi, M. Canard, T. A. Volkovich, L. J. Senior, P. K. McEwen, D. A. Nordlund, A. C. Cohen, R. A. Smith, I. G. Yazlovetsky, K. M. Daane, A. E. Whittington, H. Vogt, E. Viñuela, A. Bozsik, A. Hilbeck, F. Bigler, P. A. Horne, P. M. Ridland, D. Papacek, K. S. Hagen, G. S. Albuquerque, M. J. Tauber, F. Marin, R. A. Pantaleoni, A. Lentini, G. Delrio, A. Alma, M. G. Tommasini, M. Mosti, Ç. Sengonca, M. Campos, M. Paulian, J. C. Maisonneuve
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  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521037297

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  • Lacewings are predatory insects which attack and kill large numbers of insect pests. Lacewings in the Crop Environment addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of lacewing biology and their use in crop protection. The book opens with a section on lacewing systematics and ecology. Next, lacewings as predators in a wide variety of commercially important crops are reviewed and this is followed by a section on the principles of using lacewings in pest control. The possible impact of genetically modified crops on lacewing populations is also discussed. Finally, a fascinating array of case studies of lacewing use in many crops from around the world is presented, and future uses of lacewings speculated upon. Lacewings in the Crop Environment is an essential reference work and practical handbook for students, researchers of biological control, integrated pest management and agricultural science, and for field workers using lacewings in pest management programmes worldwide.

    • A comprehensive and authoritative book on lacewings
    • Unique, acting as a reference work and a practical handbook on this important group
    • Authored by a world-leading team of entomologists
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    "I commend the authors and editors for the tremendous effort that must have gone into producing this magnificent review. This book is likely to be indispensable to neuropterists and the biological control community for many years to come."
    Jonathan G. Lundgren, Entomological Society of America

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    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521037297
    • length: 568 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 188 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.007kg
    • contains: 175 b/w illus. 78 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Part I. Lacewing Systematics and Ecology:
    1. Introduction to the Neuroptera: what are they and how do they operate? T. R. New
    2. Introduction to the systematics and distribution of Coniopterygidae, Hemerobiidae and Chrysopidae used in pest management T. R. New
    3. The common green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea s. lat.) and the sibling species problem C. S. Henry, S. J. Brooks, D. Thierry, P. Duelli and J. B. Johnson
    4. Recognition of larval Neuroptera V. J. Monserrat, J. D. Oswald, C. A. Tauber and L. M. Díaz-Aranda
    5. Ecology and habitat relationships F. Szentkirályi
    6. Natural food and feeding habits of lacewings M. Canard
    7. Outlines of lacewing development M. Canard and T. A. Volkovich
    Part II. Lacewings in Crops: Introduction
    8. Lacewings in field crops P. Duelli
    9. Lacewings in fruit and nut crops F. Szentkirályi
    10. Lacewings in vegetables, forests and other crops F. Szentkirályi
    Part III. Principles: Introduction
    11. The use of lacewings in biological control L. J. Senior and P. K. McEwen
    12. Mass-rearing, release techniques and augmentation D. A. Nordlund, A. C. Cohen and R. A. Smith
    13. Features of the nutrition of Chrysopidae larvae and larval artificial diets I. G. Yazlovetsky
    14. Ecological studies of released lacewings in crops K. M. Daane
    15. Sampling and studying lacewings in crops T. R. New and A. E. Whittington
    16. Interactions with plant management strategies H. Vogt, E. Viñuela, A. Bozsik, A. Hilbeck and F. Bigler
    17. Lacewings, biological control and conservation T. R. New
    Part IV. Case Studies: Introduction
    18. Micromus tasmaniae: a key predator on aphids on field crops on Australasia? P. A. Horne, P. M. Ridland and T. R. New
    19. Preliminary notes on Mallada signatus (Chrysopidae) as a predator in field crops in Australia P. A. Horne, T. R. New and D. Papacek
    20. An evaluation of lacewing releases in North America K. M. Daane and K. S. Hagen
    21. Chrysoperla externa and Ceraeochrysa spp.: potential for biological control in the New World tropics and subtropics G. S. Albuquerque, C. A. Tauber and M. J. Tauber
    22. Comparative plant substrate specificity of Iberian Hemerobiidae, Coniopterygidae and Chrysopidae V. J. Monserrat and F. Marin
    23. Lacewings in Sardinian olive groves R. A. Pantaleoni, A. Lentini and G. Delrio
    24. Lacewing occurrence in the agricultural landscape of Pianura Padana R. A . Panataleoni
    25. Lacewings and snake-flies in Piedmont vineyards (northwestern Italy) R. A. Pantaleoni and A. Alma
    26. Control of aphids by Chrysoperla carnea on strawberry in Italy M. G. Tommasini and M. Mosti
    27. Artificial overwintering chambers for Chrysoperla carnea and their application in pest control P. K. McEwen and Ç. Sengonca
    28. Lacewings in Andalusian olive orchards M. Campos
    29. The green lacewings of Romania, their ecological patterns and occurrence in some agricultural crops M. Paulian
    30. Biological control with Chrysoperla lucasina against Aphis fabae on artichoke in Brittany (France) J. C. Maisonneuve
    Part V. Conclusion:
    31. Lacewings in crops: towards the future P. K. McEwen, T. R. New and A. E. Whittington
    Taxonomic index
    General index.

  • Editors

    P. K. McEwen, Cardiff University

    T. R. New, La Trobe University, Victoria

    A. E. Whittington, Royal Entomological Society; University of Edinburgh
    Andrew Whittington is an entomologist specialised in the identification and naming of insects, most particularly, but not exclusively, dealing with flies (Diptera). He has more than a dozen years' experience as a fly taxonomist, has written approximately 50 scientific papers and described and named more than 60 new species. Andrew has collected extensively in the field, in countries as widespread as Finland, Germany, Hungary, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Scotland, South Africa, Swaziland and Switzerland. During the course of research, he has examined thousands of specimens from all over the world, mainly in the orders (in decreasing magnitude) Diptera, Coleoptera, Neuroptera, Plecoptera, Odonata, Hemiptera, Mecoptera and Hymenoptera. The breadth of knowledge obtained during this broad range of research has been applied previously to forensic, medical, public health and environmental work in South Africa. Andrew is an instructor for online distance learning with global forensic education.

    Contributors

    T. R. New, C. S. Henry, S. J. Brooks, D. Thierry, P. Duelli, J. B. Johnson, V. J. Monserrat, J. D. Oswald, C. A. Tauber, L. M. Díaz-Aranda, F. Szentkirályi, M. Canard, T. A. Volkovich, L. J. Senior, P. K. McEwen, D. A. Nordlund, A. C. Cohen, R. A. Smith, I. G. Yazlovetsky, K. M. Daane, A. E. Whittington, H. Vogt, E. Viñuela, A. Bozsik, A. Hilbeck, F. Bigler, P. A. Horne, P. M. Ridland, D. Papacek, K. S. Hagen, G. S. Albuquerque, M. J. Tauber, F. Marin, R. A. Pantaleoni, A. Lentini, G. Delrio, A. Alma, M. G. Tommasini, M. Mosti, Ç. Sengonca, M. Campos, M. Paulian, J. C. Maisonneuve

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