Forest Entomology in East Africa: Forest Insects of Tanzania / Edition 1

Forest Entomology in East Africa: Forest Insects of Tanzania / Edition 1

by Hans G. Schabel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402046545

ISBN-13: 9781402046544

Pub. Date: 09/25/2006

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

East African forests, among the world's most biologically rich and diverse, are subject to multiple pressures, including insects. As the first work to focus exclusively on East African forest insects, this monograph distils 135 years of scientific and historical literature extending from before the colonial era to the present into an authoritative survey of this

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East African forests, among the world's most biologically rich and diverse, are subject to multiple pressures, including insects. As the first work to focus exclusively on East African forest insects, this monograph distils 135 years of scientific and historical literature extending from before the colonial era to the present into an authoritative survey of this region's major pests of trees and wood, as well as their antagonists. This comprehensive treatise also addresses insects of social and economic importance, such as endemics, edible and collectible insects, wild bees and silk producers. It should be of great value to foresters, entomologists, conservation biologists, resource managers, safari outfitters and anyone else interested in the natural history of this fascinating region. Written for: Foresters, entomologists, conservation biologists, resource managers, safari outfitters and anyone else interested in the natural history of the fascinating region of East Africa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402046544
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Foreword.
1. Introduction to Tanzania. 1.1. General. 1.2. Physiography and soils. 1.3. Climate. 1.4. Natural forests. 1.5. Man-made forests. 1.6. Protected forests. 1.7. Endemism.
2. History of forest entomology in Tanzania. 2.1. Pre-colonial period (before 1891). 2.2. German colonial period (1891-1919). 2.3. British colonial period (1919-1961). 2.4. Post-independence (1961-1992). 2.5. Post-Rio (after 1992).
3. Defoliating insects. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Defoliating Beetles (Coleoptera). 3.3. Defoliating caterpillars (Lepidoptera). 3.4. Defoliating grasshoppers (Saltatoria).
4. Sap-feeding insects. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Thrips (Thysanoptera). 4.3. Bugs (Hemiptera).
5. Shoot-, bark-, and woodborers. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Coleopterous borers. 5.3. Hymenopterous borers. 5.4. Lepidopterous borers.
6. Ants and termites. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Ants (Formicidae). 6.3. Termites (Isoptera).
7. Flower, fruit and seed feeders. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Flower, fruit and seed-feeding beetles. 7.3. Fruit and seed-feeding Hemiptera. 7.4. Fruit and seed-feeding Lepidoptera.
8. Root and root collar feeders. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2. Root feeding Coleoptera. 8.3. Root feeding Hemiptera. 8.4. Root collar feeding Lepidoptera. 8.5. Root feeding Orthoptera.
9. Forest-based insect industries. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2. Edible insects (entomophagy). 9.3. Bees and beekeeping (apiculture). 9.4. Wild silk moths (sericulture). 9.5. Collectibles.
References. Index.

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