Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Economic Importance

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 30, 1973 - Science - 418 pages
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The original stimulus which started KENNETH SPENCER on a study of the Agro myzid flies was an invitation, which he accepted, to translate from the German the monograph on Leaf Miners by Professor E. M. HERING. From this developed nearly 20 years of collaboration until Professor HERING's death in 1967. Dr. SPENCER has himself described over 600 new species in the family, many of which he collected and reared from known host plants during his extensive travels to all the five main continents. Largely as a result of his work, the number of species known in Britain has increased from 90 in 1945 to 313 today. He is thus uniquely qualified to write this book about the hundred and fifty or so species which are regularly associated with cultivated plants. Much of the taxonomic detail provided here will be of value primarily to specialists; but with the help of a microscope and the botanical host list (Chapter 2) and the numerous illustrations (mostly prepared by ANN SPENCER) those in agri cultural institutes and elsewhere should now be able to identify the majority of species found attacking crops in any part of the world.
  

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Contents

Early pest speciesnatural control by parasitesinsecticidesinsecticidal resistancetypes of damagedistributionsystematicskey to genera
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II DISTRIBUTION EVOLUTION AND HOST SPECIFICITY PEST AND HOST LISTS
11
INTERNAL FEEDERS
29
LEAFMINERS
73
INTERNAL FEEDERS
102
LEAFMINERS
129
VII A NEW GENUS EMBRACING LEAFMINERS ON TEA COFFEE AND OTHER CROPS BASED IN THE OLD WORLD TROPICS AND NORT...
180
VIII POLYPHAGOUS LIRIOMYZA AND PHYTOMYZA SPECIES
201
XI INTERNAL FEEDERS AND LEAFDINERS ON ORNAMENTALS
317
XII CONTROL MEASURES
342
XIII BENEFICIAL SPECIES
355
Visit to Venezuela from 11 April to 12 May 1972
373
New taxa new synonyms and new combinations
378
REFERENCES
380
LIST OF PLATES
397
Part 1 GENERAL
399

IX LEAF MINERS ON CEREALS AND OTHER GRAMINACEOUS CROPS
236
X STEMBORERS GALLCAUSERS AND LEAFMINERS ON TREES
298

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Page 386 - MORRISON, L. 1938: Surveys of the Insect Pests of Wheat Crops in Canterbury- and North Otago during the Summers of 1936-37 and 1937-38 NZ J Sc
Page 380 - GANGRADE, GA, 1963. Assessment of damage to tur (Cajanus cajan) in Madhya Pradesh by tur pod fly Agromyza obtusa.
Page 389 - A revision of European species of the genera Melanagromyza Hendel and Hexomyza Enderlein. with a supplement on the genus Ophiomyia Braschnikov. Beitr. Ent. 16: 3-60.
Page 380 - FROST, SW (1924). A study of the leaf-mining Diptera of North America.
Page 389 - SPENCER, KA, 1959. A synopsis of the Ethiopian Agromyzidae (Diptera). Trans. R. Ent. Soc.

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About the author (1973)

Spencer is a Los Alamos and Livermore retiree, a chemist, and a former safety officer in nuclear weapons research. He went to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War era, where he lived for 7 years and traveled the world extensively. From 1967 to 1970 he worked at the Johnson Space Center in Houston where he was a part of the team that trained Apollo astronauts. He predicted the Apollo 13 accident that led to preemptive enlarging of lunar module oxygen bottles. He now lives on the road year round, traveling the North America continent in his motorhome with his cat, Freckles, fishing and writing.

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