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Biological Control of Pest and Vector Insects

Edited by Vonnie D.C. Shields

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University

This book provides recent contributions of current strategies to control insect pests written by experts in their respective fields. Topics include semiochemicals based insect management techniques, assessment of lethal dose/concentrations, strategies for efficient biological control practices, bioinsecticidal formulations and mechanisms of action involving RNAi technology, light-trap collection of insects, the use of sex pheromonal components and attractants for pest insect capture, measures to increase plant resistance in forest plantations, the use of various baculoviruses as biopesticides, and effect of a pathogenic bacterium against an endangered butterfly species. There are several other chapters that focus on insect vectors, including biting midges as livestock vectors in Tunisia, mosquitoes as vectors in Brazil, human disease vectors in Tanzania, pathogenic livestock and human vectors in Africa, insect vectors of Chagas disease, and transgenic and paratransgenic biotechnologies against dipteran pests and vectors. This book targets general biologists, entomologists, ecologists, zoologists, virologists, and epidemiologists, including both teachers and students.

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Biological Control of Pest and Vector InsectsEdited by Vonnie D.C. Shields

Published: April 5th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63274

ISBN: 978-953-51-3036-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3035-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4881-4

Copyright year: 2017

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32110 Total Chapter Downloads

51 Crossref Citations

56 Web of Science Citations

99 Dimensions Citations


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1. Semiochemicals and Their Potential Use in Pest Management

By Hamadttu Abdel Farag El-Shafie and Jose Romeno Faleiro


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2. The Sublethal Effects of Insecticides in Insects

By Solange M. de França, Mariana O. Breda, Douglas R. S. Barbosa, Alice M. N. Araujo and Carolina A. Guedes


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3. Conservation Biological Control Practices

By Nabil El-Wakeil, Mahmoud Saleh, Nawal Gaafar and Huda Elbehery


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4. In Search of New Methodologies for Efficient Insect Pest Control: “The RNAi “Movement”

By Anna Kourti, Luc Swevers and Dimitrios Kontogiannatos


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5. Light-Trap Catch of Insects in Connection with Environmental Factors

By László Nowinszky and János Puskás


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6. Reinvestigation of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Sex Pheromone for Improved Attractiveness and Greater Specificity

By Juan Cibrián‐Tovar, Jim Carpenter, Stephen Hight, Thom Potter, Guillermo Logarzo and Julio César Velázquez‐González


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7. Insects Associated with Reforestation and Their Management in Poland

By Iwona Skrzecz


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8. Determination of Nucleopolyhedrovirus’ Taxonomic Position

By Yu-Shin Nai, Yu-Feng Huang, Tzu-Han Chen, Kuo-Ping Chiu and Chung-Hsiung Wang


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9. Detection of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in Apollo Butterfly (Parnassius apollo, Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) Individuals from a Small, Isolated, Mountain Population

By Kinga Łukasiewicz, Marek Sanak and Grzegorz Węgrzyn


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10. Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Tunisia

By Darine Slama, Hamouda Babba and Emna Chaker


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11. Transmission of Major Arboviruses in Brazil: The Role of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Vectors

By Thaís Chouin-Carneiro and Flavia Barreto dos Santos


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12. Major Disease Vectors in Tanzania: Distribution, Control and Challenges

By Eliningaya J. Kweka, Epiphania E. Kimaro, Esther G. Kimaro, Yakob P. Nagagi and Imna I. Malele


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13. The African Chrysops

By Marc K. Kouam and Joseph Kamgno


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14. Functional Anatomy of the External and Internal Reproductive Structures in Insect Vectors of Chagas Disease with Particular Reference to Rhodnius prolixus

By Ralem Gary Chiang and Jennifer Ann Chiang


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15. Developing the Arsenal Against Pest and Vector Dipterans: Inputs of Transgenic and Paratransgenic Biotechnologies

By Christian E. Ogaugwu and Ravi V. Durvasula


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