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A Textbook of Agricultural Entomology

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First published in 1948 as the second edition of a 1931 original, this book deals with the main types of insects found on British farms, the damage they can cause and the various weeds that can harbour them. The text is richly illustrated with photographs and drawings of the insects, their eggs and the symptoms of their attack on common farm plants. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of entomology.

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Overview

First published in 1948 as the second edition of a 1931 original, this book deals with the main types of insects found on British farms, the damage they can cause and the various weeds that can harbour them. The text is richly illustrated with photographs and drawings of the insects, their eggs and the symptoms of their attack on common farm plants. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of entomology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107661028
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of illustrations; 1. Introductory; organisation of agricultural entomology in England and Wales; 2. Methods of insect control and their application in farming practice; 3. The effect of weather conditions on insect outbreaks; 4. Classification. Collembola, anoplura, thysanoptera; 5. Hemiptera - heteroptera; 6. Hemiptera - homoptera; 7. Lepidoptera; 8. Coleoptera; 9. Coleoptera (contd.); 10. Hymenoptera; 11. Diptera; 12. Diptera (contd.); 13. Diptera (contd.); 14. Insects and virus diseases of crops; Appendix 1. A list of characteristic symptoms of insect attack on agricultural crops together with the insect responsible; Appendix B. A list of common farm weeds and the insect pests associated with them; Index of authors; Index of parasites and predators; General index.

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