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Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition
Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition
This authoritative book focuses on insect and mite pests affecting fruit, hop, and nut crops in both temperate and subtropical climates.
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Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition provides an up-to-date illustrated account of the various pests of fruit crops throughout Europe, many of which (or their close relatives) are also present in non-European countries. In fact, several pose problems on fruit crops worldwide. This authoritative book focuses on insect and mite pests affecting fruit, hop and nut crops in both temperate and subtropical climates. Pome fruits, stone fruits, cane fruits, strawberries, bush fruits, hops, grapevines, citrus fruits, nuts, figs and olives all receive attention.

For ease of reference, this new edition has been significantly rearranged so that, under genera, species of pests are now listed alphabetically, and nomenclature has been updated. The pests, most of which are illustrated, are described, and details are given of their life histories, distribution and status. Damage caused is also indicated. The work is profusely illustrated with over 1,150 superb colour photographs, and is an essential and invaluable source of reference for both professional and lay readers—including extension workers, consultants, scientists, students, fruit growers and private gardeners. To help readers locate information on pests of interest, alternative names for genera and species, and frequently used colloquial names are cross-referenced in the pest index.

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition


Introduction

Smaller Insect Orders

Order Saltatoria (crickets, grasshoppers and locusts)

Family Tettigoniidae (bush crickets)
Family Gryllotalpidae (mole crickets)
Family Acrididae (grasshoppers and locusts)

Order Dermaptera (earwigs)

Family Forficulidae

Order Isoptera (termites)

Family Kalotermitidae

Order Thysanoptera (thrips)

Family Thripidae (thrips)
Family Phlaeothripidae


True Bugs

Family Acanthosomatidae (shield bugs)
Family Pentatomidae (shield bugs)
Family Lygaeidae (ground bugs)
Family Tingidae (lace bugs)
Family Miridae (capsids or mirids)
Family Cercopidae (froghoppers)
Family Flatidae (planthoppers)
Family Membracidae
Family Cixiidae (planthoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (leafhoppers)
Family Psyllidae
Family Carsidaridae
Family Aleyrodidae (whiteflies)
Family Aphididae (aphids)
Family Phylloxeridae (phylloxeras)
Family Diaspididae (armoured scales)
Family Asterolecaniidae (pits scales)
Family Coccidae (soft scales, wax scales)
Family Pseudococcidae (mealybugs)
Family Margarodidae (giant scales)


Beetles

Family Carabidae (ground beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (chafers)
Family Buprestidae (jewel beetles)
Family Elateridae (click beetles)
Family Cantharidae
Family Bostrychidae
Family Nitidulidae
Family Byturidae
Family Tenebrionidae
Family Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles)
Family Attelabidae (weevils)
Family Rhynchitidae (weevils)
Family Apionidae (weevils)
Family Curculionidae (true weevils)


True Flies

Family Tipulidae (crane flies)
Family Bibionidae (St. Mark's flies)
Family Cecidomyiidae (gall midges)
Family Tephritidae (large fruit flies)
Family Drosophilidae
Family Agromyzidae
Family Muscidae
Family Anthomyiidae


Butterflies and Moths

Family Hepialidae (swift moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Family Tischeriidae
Family Incurvariidae
Family Heliozelidae
Family Cossidae
Family Zygaenidae
Family Psychidae
Family Lyonetiidae
Family Gracillariidae
Family Phyllocnistidae
Family Sesiidae (clearwing moths)
Family Choreutidae
Family Yponomeutidae
Family Schreckensteiniidae
Family Coleophoridae (casebearer moths)
Family Oecophoridae
Family Gelechiidae
Family Blastobasidae
Family Momphidae
Family Cochylidae
Family Tortricidae (tortrix moths)
Family Pyralidae
Family Papilionidae
Family Pieridae
Family Lycaenidae
Family Nymphalidae
Family Lasiocampidae
Family Saturniidae
Family Thyatiridae
Family Geometridae (geometer moths)
Family Sphingidae (hawk moths)
Family Notodontidae
Family Dilobidae
Family Lymantriidae
Family Arctiidae (e.g. ermine moths and tiger moths)
Family Nolidae
Family Noctuidae


Sawflies, Ants and Wasps

Family Pamphiliidae
Family Cephidae (stem sawflies)
Family Cimbicidae
Family Tenthredinidae
Family Cynipidae (gall wasps)
Family Eurytomidae (seed wasps)
Family Torymidae (e.g. seed wasps)
Family Formicidae (ants)
Family Vespidae (true wasps)


Mites

Order Prostigmata

Family Phytoptidae (gall mites)
Family Eriophyidae (gall mites and rust mites)
Family Tarsonemidae (tarsonemid mites)
Family Tetranychidae (spider mites)
Family Tenuipalpidae (false spider mites)

Order Cryptostigmata

Family Mycobatidae


Wild or Ornamental Host Plants Cited in the Text

Selected Bibliography

Host Plant Index

General Index

Publish Date: 2014
Format: 8.5" x 11" hardcover
Pages: 461
Images: 1,152 color images
Publication Weight: 4 lbs

By David V. Alford

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