© 2010

Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with Emphasis on Trichogramma

  • Fernando L. Consoli
  • José R. P. Parra
  • Roberto A. Zucchi

Part of the Progress in Biological Control book series (PIBC, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. S. Bradleigh Vinson
    Pages 25-55
  3. Roberto Romani, Nunzio Isidoro, Ferdinando Bin
    Pages 57-96
  4. Stefano Colazza, Ezio Peri, Gianandrea Salerno, Eric Conti
    Pages 97-147
  5. James E. Russell, Richard Stouthamer
    Pages 167-190
  6. Roberto A. Zucchi, Ranyse B. Querino, Renata C. Monteiro
    Pages 219-236
  7. José Roberto Postali Parra
    Pages 267-292
  8. Fernando L. Cônsoli, Simon Grenier
    Pages 293-313
  9. Joop C. van Lenteren, Franz Bigler
    Pages 315-340
  10. Jorge E. Peña, Josep A. Jacas, Serguei Triapitsyn, Bryan J. Ulmer, R.E. Duncan
    Pages 341-371
  11. José Roberto Postali Parra
    Pages 373-388
  12. Franz Bigler, Dirk Babendreier, Joop C. van Lenteren
    Pages 413-442
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 467-479

About this book


Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with emphasis on Trichogramma was conceived to help in the promotion of biological control through egg parasitoids by providing both basic and applied information. The book has a series of chapters dedicated to the understanding of egg parasitoid taxonomy, development, nutrition and reproduction, host recognition and utilization, and their distribution and host associations. There are also several chapters focusing on the mass production and commercialization of egg parasitoids for biological control, addressing important issues such as parasitoid quality control, the risk assessment of egg parasitoids to non-target species, the use of egg parasitoids in integrated pest management programs and the impact of GMO on these natural enemies. Chapters provide an in depth analysis of the literature available, are richly illustrated, and propose future trends. The large number of contributors in several fields of Entomology makes this book the most comprehensive source of information for students and researchers working on egg parasitoids, biological control practitioners interested in applying these natural enemies in biocontrol programs or business managers focused in their mass production and commercialization.


Applied biological control Host selection Insect biology Insect rearing Integrate pest management Parasitoid life-history behavioral ecology ecosystem insect

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando L. Consoli
    • 1
  • José R. P. Parra
    • 2
  • Roberto A. Zucchi
    • 3
  1. 1.Depto. Entomologia, Fitopatologia e, Zoologia AgrícolaUniversidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.ESALQ, Depto. Entomologia, Fitopatologia eUniversidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  3. 3.Depto. Entomologia, Fitopatologia e, Zoologia AgrícolaUniversidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with Emphasis on Trichogramma
  • Editors Fernando L. Consoli
    José R. P. Parra
    Roberto A. Zucchi
  • Series Title Progress in Biological Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Progress Biologic.Control
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-9109-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3354-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-9110-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 482
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entomology
    Animal Ecology
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