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Author Sahayaraj, K.

Title Worldwide predatory insects in agroecosystems / Kitherian Sahayaraj, Errol Hassan
Published Singapore : Springer Singapore Pte. Limited, 2023

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 858 pages)
Contents Intro -- Introduction -- Contents -- About the Authors -- 1: Predatory Insects Collection Methods -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Heteroptera -- 1.3 Hymenoptera -- 1.4 Dermaptera -- 1.5 Coleoptera -- 1.5.1 Coccinellidae -- 1.5.2 Carabidae -- 1.6 Neuroptera -- 1.7 Thysanoptera -- 1.8 Collection Device -- 1.8.1 Direct Observation/Visual Count Method/Whole Plant Samples -- 1.8.2 Knocked Down/Plant Shaking Methods -- 1.8.3 Sweep Net Method -- 1.8.4 Leaf Vacuum/Vacuum Net Method -- 1.8.5 Square Beating Trays -- 1.8.6 Traps -- 1.8.6.1 Light Trap -- 1.8.6.2 Suction Traps -- 1.8.6.3 Sticky Cards
1.8.6.4 Pitfall Traps -- 1.8.6.5 Malaise Traps -- 1.8.6.5.1 Townes Trap -- 1.8.6.5.2 Gressitt Trap -- 1.8.6.5.3 Schacht Trap -- 1.8.6.6 Combinations of Traps -- 1.8.6.7 Other Methods -- 1.9 Combinations of Methods -- 1.10 Recommendations ́ -- References -- 2: Distribution and Diversity of Predatory Insects in Agroecosystems -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Distribution of Predatory Insects at Sole/Inter Crop(s) -- 2.3 Distribution of Predatory Insects in Genetically Modified Crop(s) -- 2.4 Distribution of Various Predators at Different Agroecosystems Order-Wise -- 2.4.1 Mantodea -- 2.4.2 Odonata
2.4.3 Diptera -- 2.4.4 Hymenoptera -- 2.4.5 Distribution of Dermaptera -- 2.4.6 Distribution and Diversity of Various Coleopterans -- 2.4.7 Neuroptera: Chrysopidae -- 2.4.8 Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae, Miridae, Geocoridae, Anthocoridae, Nabidae, Reduviidae -- 2.4.9 Orthoptera -- 2.5 Factors Responsible for Predators ́Populations -- 2.5.1 Pests and Their Natural Enemyś Complex -- 2.5.2 Conventional Crops -- 2.5.3 Genetically Modified Crops -- 2.5.4 Field Conditions -- 2.5.5 Pesticides Application -- 2.5.6 Landscape/Urbanisation -- 2.6 Recommendation -- References
3: Identification of Various Insect Predators -- 3.1 Coleoptera -- 3.1.1 Coccinellidae -- 3.2 Dermaptera -- 3.3 Orthoptera -- 3.4 Odonata -- 3.5 Neuroptera -- 3.6 Thysanoptera -- 3.7 Heteroptera -- 3.7.1 Lygaeidae -- 3.7.2 Anthocoridae -- 3.7.3 Reduviidae -- 3.7.4 Nabidae -- 3.7.5 Pentatomidae -- 3.7.6 Miridae -- 3.8 General Features of Vespidae -- 3.9 General Features of Formicidae -- 3.10 Predatory Lepidopterans -- References -- E-Resources -- 4: General Ecology of Insect Predators -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Association with Tropics -- 4.2.1 Hymenoptera -- 4.2.2 Syrphids -- 4.2.3 Neuroptera
4.2.4 Nabide -- 4.2.4.1 Agroecosystems -- 4.2.5 Coleoptera -- 4.2.5.1 Carabidae -- 4.2.5.2 Coccinellidae -- 4.2.6 Reduviidae -- 4.2.7 Anthecoridae -- 4.2.8 Dermaptera -- 4.3 Intra- and Inter-Specific Relations -- 4.4 Niche -- 4.5 Future Areas -- References -- 5: Egg Biology of Insect Predators -- 5.1 General Structure of Insect Eggs -- 5.2 Incubation -- 5.3 Description of Eggs -- 5.3.1 Mantidae -- 5.3.2 Hymenoptera -- 5.3.3 Coccinellids -- 5.3.4 Carabide -- 5.3.5 Syrphids -- 5.3.6 Neuropteran -- 5.3.7 Reduviid -- 5.3.8 Nabidae -- 5.3.9 Anthocorids -- 5.3.10 Pentatomidae -- 5.3.11 Thysanoptera
Summary This book brings out the world record of various predatory insects and their role in pestiferous insect management in a safer manner. The main focus of the book is to address the ecological and environmentally safe methods of economically important pests of various crops. The utilization of various types of chemical pesticides for our crop protection and food production leads to environmental concerns and health hazards to plants and animals. This book mainly focuses on the distribution and diversity of various predatory insects in different crops. It also sellout the bionomics, biological control potential at a laboratory, controlled fields and natural conditions. Moreover, mass production technology and environmental safety aspects are also highlighted in various chapters. This book is of interest and useful to undergraduates, post-graduates, research scholars and doctoral candidates, extension workers, and agricultural professionals, and also a valuable source of reference to the relevant researchers and students in the region
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Insects as biological pest control agents.
Predatory insects.
Agricultural ecology.
Pests -- Biological control.
Agricultural ecology.
Insects as biological pest control agents.
Pests -- Biological control.
Predatory insects.
Form Electronic book
Author Hassan, Errol
ISBN 9789819910007
9819910005