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Title Medical and veterinary entomology / edited by Gary Mullen, Lance Durden
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, [2002]
©2002
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 597 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Epidemiology of vector-borne diseases / William K. Reisen -- Cockroaches (Blattaria) / Richard J. Brenner -- Lice (Phthiraptera) / Lance A. Durden -- True bugs (Hemiptera) ; Beetles (Coleoptera) / William L. Krinsky -- Fleas (Siphonaptera) / Lance A. Durden, Robert Traub -- Flies (Diptera) / Robert D. Hall, Reid R. Gerhardt -- Moth flies and sand flies (Psychodidae) / Louis C. Rutledge, Raj K. Gupta -- Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae) / Gary R. Mullen -- Black flies (Simuliidae) / Peter H. Adler, John W. McCreadie -- Mosquitoes (Culicidae) / Woodbridge A. Foster, Edward D. Walker -- Horse flies and deer flies (Tabanidae) / Bradley A. Mullens -- Muscid flies (Muscidae) / Roger D. Moon -- Tsetse flies (Glossinidae) / William L. Krinsky -- Myiasis (Muscoidea, Oestroidea) / E. Paul Catts, Gary R. Mullen -- Louse flies, keds, and related flies (Hippoboscoidea) / John E. Lloyd -- Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) / Gary R. Mullen -- Ants, wasps, and bees (Hymenoptera) / Roger D. Akre, Hal C. Reed -- Scorpions (Scorpiones) / Gary R. Mullen, Scott A. Stockwell -- Solpugids (Solifugae) ; Spiders (Araneae) / Gary R. Mullen -- Mites (Acari) / Gary R. Mullen, Barry M. OConnor -- Ticks (Ixodida) / Daniel E. Sonenshine, Robert S. Lane, William L. Nicholson
Summary Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related arthropods. The book will also appeal to a larger audience, specialists and non-specialists alike, including entomologists, parasitologists, biologists, epidemiologists, physicians, public health personnel, veterinarians, wildlife specialists and others looking for a readable, authoritative book on this topic. The first two chapters provide overviews of medical-veterinary entomology and epidemiology, respectively. These are followed by individual chapters devoted to each group of insects or arachnids of medical-veterinary importance and the health problems they can cause including their role as vectors of pathogens. Each of these chapters provides an overview of the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the group, and is followed by separate sections on their medical and veterinary importance, then by a section on prevention and control and, finally, by a list of references and further reading. Key Features * Nationally and internationally renowned contributing authors * Up to date and new information that is easy to locate, with extensive subheadings and highlighted key words throughout text * Includes extensive coverage of arachnids, including scorpions, solpugids, spiders, mites and ticks * Designed for teaching several courses including Medical Entomology, Veterinary Entomology or combined Medical-Veterinary Entomology courses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Insect Vectors.
Entomology.
Insecta -- pathogenicity.
Insects as carriers of disease.
Zoonoses.
Veterinary entomology.
Form Electronic book
Author Durden, Lance A.
Mullen, Gary R. (Gary Richard)
LC no. 2001097271
ISBN 0125104510
1281755044
9780125104517
9781281755049