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Cover for Household pests and their control - cockroaches.

This chapter describes the appearance, life cycle, behaviour, and control and management of German cockroach (Blattella germanica), American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), brown-banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa), Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis), Australian cockroach (P. australasiae...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Household pests and their control - mosquitoes.

This chapter describes the life cycle of mosquitoes in general and the life cycle and behaviour of particular species such as Aedes aegypti, A. albopictus, Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles and Mansonia. The mosquito habitats in urban areas and the control and management of urban mosquitoes are...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vertebrate pests and their control.

This chapter deals with vertebrate pests, including rats and mice (which transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans, and can be found in gardens and forests), bats (find shelter in structures) and birds (which create problems when they come into conflict with human). Information is ...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biochemistry.

This chapter focuses on the various biochemical parameters that define the behaviour and functionality of cyst nematodes, such as lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. The importance of the unspecialized biochemical pathways of cyst nematodes in providing biochemical flexibility in responding to...

Author(s)
Chitwood, D. J.; Masler, E. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

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...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Ben-Yakir, D.; Chiu, J. C.; Funderburk, J. E.; Gottlieb, D.; Horváth, G.; Lev-Yadun, S.; Lim, U. T.; Martini, X.; Shimoda, M.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction and summaries of chapters.

This chapter provides information on the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. New methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods are discussed. Developing...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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.

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Lim, U. T.; Horváth, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation.

This chapter summarizes current knowledge on the effects (including physiological, biochemical and behavioral) of UVA (315-400 nm) and UVB (280-315 nm) radiation on terrestrial arthropods of economic importance. These effects result from either direct exposure of the arthropods or indirect...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reality, abstractions and systems.

This chapter provides information on life history and behaviour of butterflies. It focus on nature of systems theory, the basic feature of systems model (feedbacks and regulation) and the practical development of systems model.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chapter B.6: trade-offs and regulation in butterfly biology.

This chapter focuses on the distinctive nature of trade-offs (regulation, switches) in Lepidoptera. Information is provided on the effects of different factors (environment and hosts) on the life history and behaviour of butterflies.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter

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