Insect identification handbooks
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CTA. 1991. Insect identification handbooks. Spore 34. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Locust handbook third edition 1990 Insects and arachnids of tropical stored products: their biology and identification second edition 1991 246pp Copies may be available free
The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) has published new editions of two books concerned with the identification and biology of insects. The locust handbook (third edition) is designed to help those working in this field with identification and control. In this third edition the opportunity has been taken to update many of the maps and to include more information on grasshoppers. The emphasis is on those which do most damage. The life cycle, behaviour pattern and seasonal movements are examined for eight species of locust and eight species of grasshopper. A flow chart system of coloured illustrations aids identification and maps indicate seasonal movements of the pests. Control management is discussed and details of insecticides and the forms in which they can be applied, as bait, dust or spray, are given. Locusts and grasshoppers remain an important factor in the agricultural environment of many countries and plant protection departments need to be vigilant because of the locusts' potentia1 to reduce crop yields. It is expected that many of the readers of the handbook will be those who have the opportunity to observe locusts in areas seldom visited by research teams. Their observations will help anti-locust organizations learn more about the pests and so help to develop new and better methods of killing them and ultimately preventing new locust plagues arising. Insects and arachnids of tropical stored products (second edition) brings together identification keys and information on basic biology and recognition for all the major tropical storage insects and mites as well as for many others of lesser importance. Besides the identification keys the manual includes many black-and-white photographs and line drawings, a selected~bibliography relevant to each species and a study of the ecology of stored-product arthropods. It is intended that, in addition to its role as a training aid, the manual should be used as a reference book by researchers and those concerned with the management of pests in tropical stored products. This revised second edition incorporates many minor corrections and amendments. Some sections have been revised extensively in order to take account of up-to-date information and to meet requests for more detail on certain subjects by users of the 1984 edition. Locust handbook third edition 1990 204pp UKL 30.00 ISBN 0 85954 281 5 Insects and arachnids of tropical stored products: their biology and identification second edition 1991 246pp UKL28.00 ISBN 0 85954 282 3 Copies may be available free of charge to non-profit-making organizations in ACP countries NRI, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, UK