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Riassunto: Scale insects are among the major pests in orchards and nurseries, on trees in public parks and forests, and on home garden ornamentals and house plants. Because effective control measures begin with accurate species identification, Scale Insects of Northeastern North America: Identification, Biology, and Distribution is an essential tool for anyone involved in pest control.
Designed to help users of all types with the identification task, this book contains a complete series of keys to guide the user from the correct family to the specific genus and species. Over 340 in-depth description’s of families, genera, and species are included. Most species descriptions are accompanied by full-page line drawings. Color photographs of 32 common pest species supplement 263 large-scale drawings.
L'autore: Dr. Michael Kosztarab has written numerous articles on scale insects and has co-authored a book on European scales. Dr. Kosztarab, now retired from the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech, studied scale insects for most of his professional lifetime.
Titolo: Scale Insects of Northeastern North America:...
Casa editrice: Virginia Museum of Natural History
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro VNMH Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: no dj as issued. First edition. ISBN:1884549012. [4to] x.650p. ill. (some col.) biblio. index. New custom cut and fitted Brodart Archival Clear Mylar Dustjacket. Both adult sexes and immature stages are described for all of the 254 species of this group occurring from Virginia to Newfoundland and west to the Mississippi River, with information on general biology, host plants and parasite/predator species. Four separate indices provide quick access to both the insects and their host plants. Introductory chapters discuss collection and preparation of material for study, and suggestions for control of economically important species. New in custom cut and fitted Brodart Archival Clear Mylar Dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 106115