Urban Insects and Arachnids: A Handbook of Urban Entomology

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 14, 2005 - Science
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This account provides the first comprehensive coverage of the insect and other arthropod pests in the urban environment worldwide. Presented is a brief description, biology, and detailed information on the development, habits, and distribution of urban and public health pests. There are 570 illustrations to accompany some of the major pest species. The format is designed to serve as a ready-reference and to provide basic information on orders, families, and species. The species coverage is international and based on distribution in domestic and peridomestic habitats. The references are extensive and international, and cover key papers on species and groups. The introductory chapters overview the urban ecosystem and its key ecological components, and a review of the pests status and modern control strategies. The book will serve as a professional training manual, and handbook for the pest control professionals, regulatory officials, and urban entomologists. It is organized alphabetically throughout.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
The urban ecosystem
6
Pest status and pest control
15
Insects in the urban environment
33
Blattaria
35
Coleoptera
65
Collembola Dermaptera
139
Diptera Ephemeroptera
147
Mantodea Neuroptera
346
Orthoptera Phasmatodea
350
Phthiraptera
359
Plecoptera Psocoptera
365
Siphonaptera
374
Thysanoptera Thysanura Trichoptera
382
Other arthropods in the urban environment
387
Arthropoda
389

Hemiptera Homoptera
202
Hymenoptera
224
Isoptera
291
Lepidoptera
328
Family genus species index
441
Index
456
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Professor Bill Robinson is a major figure in the field of urban entomology. He works extensively on urban pest control strategies worldwide.

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