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The Wonders of Diptera

Characteristics, Diversity, and Significance for the World's Ecosystems

Edited by Farzana Khan Perveen

Classes et Events in Sciences (C.E.S.)

This book provides comprehensive and concise knowledge about Diptera, an order of insects that has both useful and harmful aspects for humans, animals, plants, and the environment. Insects of this order act as agricultural pests as well as vectors of diseases and carriers of microorganisms. Chapters cover such topics as characteristics of different types of Dipteran insects including fruit flies, mosquitos, and midges, and strategies to control insect populations to combat the spread of human and animal diseases such as dengue, trypanosomosis, and others.

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The Wonders of DipteraCharacteristics, Diversity, and Significance for the World's EcosystemsEdited by Farzana Khan Perveen

Published: September 8th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91609

ISBN: 978-1-83968-883-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-882-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-884-3

Copyright year: 2021

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696 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Introductory Chapter: Diptera

By Farzana Perveen and Anzela Khan


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2. Characteristics of Dipteran Insects

By Murat Helvacı


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3. Fruit Flies (Drosophila spp.) Collection, Handling, and Maintenance: Field to Laboratory

By Pragya Topal, Divita Garg and Rajendra S. Fartyal


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4. Diversity of Tephritidae and Agromyzidae (Diptera: Brachycera) in Flower Heads of Asteraceae in the Chaco

By Manoel A. Uchoa, Anderson S. Fernandes and Jimi N. Nakajima


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5. Feeding by Florivorous Flies (Tephritidae and Agromyzidae) in Flower Heads of Neotropical Asteraceae (Asterales) from Central Brazil

By Manoel A. Uchoa, Morgana F. Wachter-Serapião and Nádia Roque


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6. Chironomidae: Biology, Ecology and Systematics

By Zerguine Karima


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7. Ecological Aspects of Tabanids (Diptera: Tabanidae) in a Gabonese Cattle Ranch

By Ovono Mélodie Audrey Prisca, Mounioko Franck, Zinga Koumba Christophe Roland, Koumba Aubin Armel, Sevidzem Silas Lendzele, Maroundou Audrey Pamela, Acapovi-Yao Géneviève Lydie, Tamesse Joseph Lebel, Simo Gustave, M’batchi Bertrand and Mavoungou Jacques François


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8. Morphological Keys for the Identification of Tunisian Culicoides Biting Midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

By Darine Slama, Emna Chaker and Hamouda Babba


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9. Control Strategy for Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) Population

By Taiana Gabriela Barbosa de Souza, Eduardo José de Arruda, Raphael Antônio Borges Gomes, Alex Martins Machado and Antônio Pancrácio de Souza


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10. Environmental Manipulation: A Potential Tool for Mosquito Vector Control

By Ukubuiwe Azubuike Christian, Olayemi Israel Kayode, Ukubuiwe Catherine Chinenye and Ugbede Bright Sule


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