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Species of Aphytis of the World: Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400996052
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Series Entomologica , #17
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1979
  • Pages: 810
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Table of Contents

I. General.- Acknowledgments.- Historical Review.- Some Nomenclatural Considerations.- The gender of Aphytis.- Transliteration of Russian names.- Collecting and Mounting Specimens.- Developmental History.- The egg.- The larva.- The pupa.- Emergence of the adult.- Duration of development.- Reproductive Biology.- Adult Behavior.- Sexual behavior.- Host selection and oviposition.- Host-feeding.- Ecology.- Host population regulation.- Distribution and abundance.- The effect of physical factors.- The effect of biotic factors.- Economic Importance and Utilization.- Utilization in biological control.- Role of Aphytis in the development of biological control.- Systematics.- Family Aphelinidae.- Genus Aphytis Howard.- Key to Aphytis and closely related genera.- List of Aphytis species.- Subgeneric classification.- Some Zoogeographical Considerations.- Phylogeny.- Morphology of Adults.- The head and its appendages.- The mesosoma.- The gaster.- The legs.- The wings.- Sexual dimorphism.- Intraspecific Variation and Evaluation of Taxonomic Criteria.- Notes on measurements.- Biosystematic Studies.- Developmental characteristics.- Other biological characteristics.- Cytological characteristics.- Reproductive characteristics.- Ethological characteristics.- Biochemical characteristics.- Conclusion.- Key to Species.- II. Specific Descriptions.- I. The vittatus group.- Plates.- II. The chilensis group.- Plates.- III. The proclia group.- Plates.- IV. The mytilaspidis group.- Plates.- V. The lingnanensis group.- Plates.- VI. The chrysomphali group.- Plates.- VII. The funicularis group.- Plates.- VIII. Unassigned species.- Plates.- Unrecognizable, dubious and unknown species.- Plates.- Appendices.- References.- Index to Animal Names.- Index to Plant Names.

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