Industrial Entomology

  • Omkar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sunita Yadav, Yogesh Kumar, Babul Lal Jat
    Pages 5-34
  3. Kishan Tej M., Aruna R., Mishra Geetanjali, Srinivasan M. R.
    Pages 35-66
  4. Sunita Yadav, H. D. Kaushik
    Pages 67-108
  5. Y. D. Mishra, P. Kumar
    Pages 109-155
  6. K. K. Sharma
    Pages 157-180
  7. K. K. Sharma
    Pages 181-196
  8. T. P. S. Chauhan, Mukesh K. Tayal
    Pages 197-263
  9. Mukesh K. Tayal, T. P. S. Chauhan
    Pages 265-289
  10. D. D. Barsagade
    Pages 291-319
  11. Rakesh K. Goel
    Pages 321-344
  12. B. K. Singh, S. A. Ahmed
    Pages 345-370
  13. Babulal, A. A. Siddiqui, S. Chouhan
    Pages 371-395
  14. M. S. Khan, Manish Kumar Yogi
    Pages 397-412
  15. Geetanjali Mishra, Omkar
    Pages 413-434
  16. Geetanjali Mishra, Omkar
    Pages 435-449
  17. Pradyumn Kumar, Jaswinder Kaur, J. C. Sekhar, Soujanya P. Lakshmi, S. B. Suby
    Pages 451-465

About this book


This book is a compilation of writings focused on conventional and unconventional insect products. Some of these products are commercials successes, while others are waiting to be launched and are the potential produce of the future. In addition to the well known products honey, mulberry silk, and lac, the book primarily concentrates on silk producing insects other than the mulberry silkworm, insects as food, as sources of medicines, pest and weed managers, and as pollinators.

The book highlights the all pervasive role of insects in improving human lives at multiple levels. Accordingly, while most books on insects concentrate on how to limit growth in their population, it instead focuses on how to propagate them. In each chapter, the book brings to the fore how insects are far more beneficial to us than their well publicised harmful roles.

This book approaches both unconventional and conventional insect products, such as honey, silk and lac in much more depth than the available literature. It investigates different aspects of the production of these insects, such as the related processes, problems and utilities, in dedicated chapters.

Because this book deals with the production of insects or their produce, it has been named Industrial Entomology, perhaps the only book that truly reveals the tremendous potential of insects to help humans live better lives. Based on the research and working experience of the contributors, who are global experts in their respective fields, it provides authentic, authoritative and updated information on these topics.

The book offers a unique guide for students, teachers, policy planners, small scale industrialists, and government ministries of agriculture and industry across the globe. It will provide a much required stimulus to insect appreciation and generate enthusiasm for research and the broader acceptance for insect produce. Hopefully, it will also present the Indian perspective on these topics to a global readership.


Apiculture Crop pests Fruit pests Lac Culture Sericulture

Editors and affiliations

  • Omkar
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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