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Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

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This book presents the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. It also suggests new methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods. Due to the applied nature of this book, only brief overviews of the knowledge about light, vision and behavior are included (Cha...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 19)

Arthropod vision.

This chapter focuses on visual mechanisms of some arthropod species of agricultural importance. Species from different orders such as Araneae, Blattodea, Mantodea, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Coleoptera are included.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction and summaries of chapters. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Light in the agricultural environment. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D. Horváth, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 60) Visual interactions between plants and arthropods. Author(s): Lev-Yadun, S. Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 76) Deterrence of pests. Author(s): Martini, X. Funderburk, J. E. Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 101) Attraction of pests. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D. Horváth, G. Tol, R. W. H. M. van
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 141) Attraction of beneficials. Author(s): Shimoda, M. Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 148) Manipulation of chronobiology. Author(s): Abrieux, A. Gottlieb, D. Chiu, J. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 161) Current status and future prospects. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZiyyon 7505101, Israel.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394705
  • Record Number
  • 20203238023