Talhouk, A.M.S. 2002 . Insects and mites injurious to crops in Middle Eastern countries. American University of Beirut Press Beirut, Lebanon 269 pp.

Notes: This second edition provides updated information on the comprehensive morphology, distribution, and biology of significant pest species of the orders Acarina, Thysanoptera, Orthopetera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Diptera. Further emphasis is given to their monitoring methods, biological control, and cultural practices. Special attention to the subject of economic entomology makes this book indispensable for field entomologists. With the addition of 15 color plates, this is a convenient handbook for the identification and management of more than 300 pests. It is an essential reference and a useful teaching tool, benefiting students of Middle Eastern agriculture and entomology. Species discussed include Icerya purchasi, Nipaecoccus viridis, Planococcus citri, Pseudococcus citriculus, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Didesmococcus unifasciatus, Ceroplastes rusci, Aspidiotus nerii, Aonidiella aurantii and Parlatoria blanchardii.

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