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Ecological and economic entomology: a global synthesis.

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

General introduction.

This chapter discusses the importance of insects (including biological control agents and those that attack field, forest and orchard, domesticated animals and man), as well as their size and taxonomy in relation to physiology and ecology. The function of insect stages is described and the role of insects as vectors and pollinators is summarized. A note for students on pest insects is also given.

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Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) An introduction to plant pests. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 44) The pests of roots, tubers and sown seed. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 64) The pests of plant stems. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 88) The pests of leaves. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 144) The insect pests of flowers and fruits. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 174) Medical and veterinary pests. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 219) Beneficial insects. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 267) The principles of insect autecology 1: some key concepts. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 306) The principles of insects autecology 2: innate attributes and environmental factors. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 395) The dynamics of insect numbers 1: history, classical theories, time series, life tables, models. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 448) The dynamics of insect numbers 2: pattern and process. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 494) Applied ecology and methods of control. Author(s): Freeman, B. E.