By Roger L. Blackman, Victor F. Eastop

Aphids are famous as pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, yet also they are probably the most biologically attention-grabbing teams of plant-feeding bugs, and hence have attracted the eye of biologists in lots of study fields corresponding to ecology, biodiversity, body structure, behaviour and genetics.

Following the profitable layout of previous books at the world's aphids via an identical authors, those volumes supply a entire species-by-species account of the aphids at the world's herbaceous vegetation and shrubs. they are often used not just as an identity advisor and data resource for entomologists and taxonomists in the course of the international, but additionally as a distinct database for stories of biodiversity and insect-plant relationships. In all, 3120 aphid species in 340 genera are coated, feeding on 2150 genera of host vegetation. quantity 1 beneficial properties entire host lists and keys to the aphids colonizing every one plant genus. This info is supplemented in quantity 2 by means of a scientific account of the entire aphid species, which gives details on their visual appeal in existence, host diversity, geographical distribution and existence cycles. There are 357 unique line drawings, 252 images of slide-mounted specimens and one thousand references.

Aphids at the World's Herbaceous vegetation and Shrubs is the end result of a long time of labor through major experts and gives a necessary examine device and conventional reference paintings for entomologists in universities and examine institutes during the international.

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