Pests Of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs And Flowers: A Color Handbook

Hardcover | July 26, 2012

byDavid V. AlfordEditorDavid V. Alford

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Ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers have always been extremely popular and in large demand. Whether in gardens or parks, common usage of alpines, bedding plants, cacti, cut flowers, house plants and pot plants, as well as herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees makes a definitive volume on their pests of essential value to entomologists and plant scientists. The fully revised and updated second edition of Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers follows up the successful previous edition with coverage of many new pests and highly detailed color photographs. The book opens with a review of the main features of insects, mites and other major pest groups. . Each major order and family of pests is considered in turn, with details of their status, host range, world distribution, diagnostic features and biology. Descriptions of the characteristic damage caused are also given. Contains coverage of more than 60 new pests and nearly 90 additional color photographs Discusses principles of pest control of ornamental plants, followed by sections on the various pests

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Ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers have always been extremely popular and in large demand. Whether in gardens or parks, common usage of alpines, bedding plants, cacti, cut flowers, house plants and pot plants, as well as herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees makes a definitive volume on their pests of essential valu...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pagesPublished:July 26, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123985153

ISBN - 13:9780123985156

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Table of Contents

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers, 2nd edition: A Color Handbook

David V. Alford, BSc PhD

Introduction

Insects:

- Collembola (springtails)

- Orthoptera (crickets and grasshoppers)

- Dermaptera (earwigs)

- Dictyoptera (cockroaches and mantises)

- Hemiptera (true bugs)

- Thysanoptera (thrips)

- Coleoptera (beetles)

- Diptera (true flies)

- Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

- Trichoptera (caddis flies)

- Hymenoptera (ants, bees, sawflies and wasps)

- Mites

Miscellaneous pests:

- woodlice

- millepedes

- symphylids

- nematodes

- slugs and snails

- earthworms

- birds

- mammals

Selected bibliography

Index of host plants

General index