Forest Entomology in West Tropical Africa: Forests Insects of Ghana

  • Authors
  • Michael R. Wagner
  • Joseph R. Cobbinah
  • Paul P. Bosu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxx
  2. Pages 23-40
  3. Pages 41-57
  4. Pages 147-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-244

About this book


The forests of West Africa are complex, beautiful and under continued threat of over exploitation. This monograph, in its second edition, remains the only comprehensive source of information on economically important forest insects in West Africa. Many pest insects discussed in this book have the potential to greatly alter the utilization of these valuable tropical forests. Several key pests such as mahogany shoot borer, odum gallfly and pests of endangered tree species like Pericopsis, are extensively discussed. This comprehensive treatise of insects includes information on the general forest cover types and insects of utilitarian value. The book will be a great value to foresters, forest entomologists, researchers, conservation biologists and others with a basic biological interest in West Africa forests.


Entomology Forest entomology Insect conservation biology Pest management Tropical forestry forest insect

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6506-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6508-8