By Roger L. Blackman, Victor F. Eastop

Aphids are recognized as pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, yet also they are some of the most biologically attention-grabbing teams of plant-feeding bugs, and therefore have attracted the eye of biologists in lots of examine fields equivalent to ecology, biodiversity, body structure, behaviour and genetics.

Following the profitable structure of previous books at the world's aphids by way of an identical authors, those volumes supply a complete 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 knowledge resource for entomologists and taxonomists through the global, but additionally as a distinct database for experiences of biodiversity and insect-plant relationships. In all, 3120 aphid species in 340 genera are lined, feeding on 2150 genera of host vegetation. quantity 1 beneficial properties complete host lists and keys to the aphids colonizing each one plant genus. This details is supplemented in quantity 2 by means of a scientific account of all of the aphid species, which supplies info on their visual appeal in existence, host variety, geographical distribution and lifestyles cycles. There are 357 unique line drawings, 252 photos 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 via top experts and offers a necessary study device and conventional reference paintings for entomologists in universities and learn institutes during the global.

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