Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Medical and Veterinary Entomology



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780128140437
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 792
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gary Mullen is Professor of Entomology emeritus in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University, AL, USA. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology at Cornell University before serving as medical entomologist and administrator of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Program, Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1975 as a medical-veterinary entomologist, acarologist, and aquatic ecologist, teaching courses and conducting research at Auburn for 34 years. His major areas of research have focused on biting flies, notably mosquitoes and biting midges, and ticks as vectors of animal pathogens

Lance Durden is Professor of Vector Ecology and Curator of the Insect Collection in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of London, UK and has worked at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Auburn University in Alabama, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author or co-author of approximately 300 peer-reviewed publications including 24 book chapters and 7 books or monographs. His research focuses on ectoparasitic arthropods and vector-borne diseases.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods 3. Arthropod Toxins and Venoms 4. Epidemiology of Vector-Borne Diseases 5. Forensic Entomology 6. Cockroaches (Blattaria) 7. Lice (Phthiraptera) 8. True Bugs (Hemiptera) 9. Beetles (Coleoptera) 10. Fleas (Siphonaptera) 11. Flies (Diptera) 12. Phlebotomine Sand Flies and Moth Flies (Psychodidae) 13. Biting Midges (Ceratopogonidae) 14. Black Flies (Simuliidae) 15. Mosquitoes (Culicidae) 16. Horse Flies and Deer Flies (Tabanidae) 17. Muscid Flies (Muscidae) 18. Tsetse Flies (Glossinidae) 19. Myiasis (Muscoidea, Oestroidea) 20. Louse Flies, Keds, and Bat Flies (Hippoboscoidea) 21. Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera) 22. Ants, Wasps, and Bees (Hymenoptera) 23. Scorpions (Scorpiones) 24. Solpugids (Solifugae) 25. Spiders (Araneae) 26. Mites (Acari) 27. Ticks (Ixodida) 28. Molecular Tools Used in Medical and Veterinary Entomology Appendix: Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical and Veterinary Importance

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...the text was excellent. Unlike many other edited texts, this one adhered to a similar ground plan for all chapters and thus presented an even flow from one chapter to the next. The editors asked the best people in each of the specific areas to write chapters, and this choice of authorship was reflected in the quality of the contributions. (Marc J. Klowden, University of Idaho, College of Agriculture, February 2002)

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