Mosquitoes and Their Control (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 18, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 608 pages
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Mosquitoes and Their Control presents a wealth of information on the bionomics, systematics, ecology, research techniques and control of both nuisance and disease vector mosquitoes in an easily readable style, providing practical guidelines and important information for professionals and laymen alike. Ninety-two European species and more than 100 globally important vector and nuisance species are included in the book. Most of them, including all European species, are described in the fully illustrated identification keys, followed by a detailed description of the morphology, biology, distribution and medical importance of each species, including over 700 detailed drawings. Mosquitoes and Their Control includes: systematics and biology, medical significance, research techniques, illustrated identification keys for larval and adult mosquito general, morphology, ecology, and distribution of the species identified in the keys, biological, chemical, physical and genetic control of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes and Their Control is a valuable tool for vector ecologists, entomologists, and all those involved with mosquito control, biology, ecology, and systematics world-wide. It will especially benefit those professionals, scientists and students dealing with mosquitoes and their control on a day-to-day basis. Society as a whole stands to gain from improved, environmentally responsible mosquito management programs designed on the basis of a broader understanding of mosquitoes and their control, as provided in this enlightening book.
  

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Contents

Systematics
3
Biology of Mosquitoes
9
Medical Importance of Mosquitoes
25
Mosquito Research Techniques
43
Morphology of Mosquitoes
63
Key to Female Mosquitoes
91
Key to Male Mosquitoes
112
Key to Mosquito Fourth Instar Larvae
135
Australia
351
Central and South America
369
North America
387
Biological Control
403
Environmental Management of Mosquitoes
433
Chemical Control
440
Physical Control
477
Genetic Control of Mosquitoes
482

Subfamily Anophelinae
163
Subfamily Culicinae
187
Africa
317
Asia
333
Personal Protection
491
Implementation and Integration of Mosquito Control Measures
499
References
511
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