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Methods for the Study of Pest Diabrotica

  • James L. Krysan
  • Thomas A. Miller

Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. James M. Schalk
    Pages 49-56
  3. John F. Andersen, Peter J. Wilkin
    Pages 57-82
  4. William G. Ruesink
    Pages 83-99
  5. James R. Fisher, Marlin K. Bergman
    Pages 101-121
  6. Jon J. Tollefson
    Pages 123-146
  7. Gerald R. Sutter, Terry F. Branson
    Pages 147-157
  8. R. C. Gergerich, H. A. Scott, J. P. Fulton
    Pages 227-249
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 251-260

About this book

Introduction

Insects as a group occupy a middle ground in the biosphere between bac­ at one extreme, amphibians and mammals at the other. teria and viruses of insects present special problems to the The size and general nature study of entomology. For example, many commercially available instru­ ments are geared to measure in grams, while the forces commonly en­ countered in studying insects are in the milligram range. Therefore, tech­ niques developed in the study of insects or in those fields concerned with the control of insect pests are often unique. Methods for measuring things are common to all sciences. Advances sometimes depend more on how something was done than on what was measured; indeed a given field often progresses from one technique to another as new methods are discovered, developed, and modified. Just ofthese techniques find their way into the classroom when as often, some the problems involved have been sufficiently ironed out to permit students to master the manipulations in a few laboratory periods. Many specialized techniques are confined to one specific research lab­ oratory. Although methods may be considered commonplace where they are used, in another context even the simplest procedures may save con­ siderable time. It is the purpose of this series (1) to report new devel­ opments in methodology, (2) to reveal sources of groups who have dealt with and solved particular entomological problems, and (3) to describe experiments which may be applicable for use in biology laboratory courses.

Keywords

Pest Pheromon amphibians biology biosphere entomology insect insecticide insects mammals

Editors and affiliations

  • James L. Krysan
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Yakima Agricultural Research LaboratoryUSDA-ARSYakimaUSA
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4868-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9338-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4868-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6188
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