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Natural Enemies of Insect Pests in Neotropical Agroecosystems

Biological Control and Functional Biodiversity

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  • Discusses the importance of natural enemies and functional biodiversity for biological control in Neotropical agroecosystems

  • Addresses conservation, bioecology and mass production of biocontrol agents

  • Presents experiences of integration of biocontrol in pest management programs in Latin America

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Table of contents (42 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Conservation of Natural Enemies and Functional Biodiversity in Neotropical Agroecosystems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Interactions of Natural Enemies with Non-cultivated Plants

      • Madelaine Venzon, Dany Silvio Souza Leite Amaral, Pedro Henrique Brum Togni, Juliana Andrea Martinez Chiguachi
      Pages 15-26
    3. Quality of Agroecosystems as Habitats to Natural Enemies and Biological Control Agents

      • Yaril Matienzo Brito, Luis L. Vázquez, Janet Alfonso-Simonetti
      Pages 27-34
    4. Plants as Food for Adult Natural Enemies

      • Claudio Salas
      Pages 35-47
    5. Dispersion and Increase of Natural Enemies in Agroecosystems

      • Luis L. Vázquez, Gabriel C. Jacques
      Pages 49-62
  3. Bioecology of Natural Enemies Used in Biological Control in the Neotropical Region

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
    2. Predatory Insects

      • Brígida Souza, Terezinha Monteiro dos Santos-Cividanes, Francisco Jorge Cividanes, Ana Luiza Viana de Sousa
      Pages 73-87
    3. Predator Mites

      • Maurício Sergio Zacarias, Erika Carla da Silveira, Leopoldo Ferreira de Oliveira Bernardi
      Pages 89-96
    4. Parasitoid Insects

      • Luis Cláudio Paterno Silveira, Ivana Lemos Souza, Vitor Barrile Tomazella, Heisler Alexsander Gomez Mendez
      Pages 97-109
    5. Entomopathogenic Nematodes

      • Vanessa Andaló, Juan Pablo Molina Acevedo, Aldomário Santo Negrisoli Júnior, Viviane Araujo Dalbon
      Pages 111-122
    6. Entomopathogenic Fungi

      • Lorena Barra-Bucarei, Andrés France Iglesias, Carlos Pino Torres
      Pages 123-136
    7. Entomopathogenic Viruses

      • Fernando Hercos Valicente
      Pages 137-150
    8. Bacillus thuringiensis

      • Fernando Hercos Valicente
      Pages 151-159
  4. Mass Production of Biocontrol Agents in Latin America: Rearing Techniques and Releasing Strategies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173
    2. Predatory Insects

      • Brígida Souza, Carlos Eduardo Souza Bezerra
      Pages 175-187

About this book

This book aims to address the importance of natural enemies and functional diversity for biological control in Neotropical agroecosystems. Several aspects related to the conservation of natural enemies, such as vegetation design and climate change, are discussed in Part 1 and the bioecology of several insects groups used in biological control in Latin America is presented in Part 2. Part 3 is devoted to mass production of natural enemies while Part 4 describes how these insects have been used to control of pests in major crops, forests, pasture, weeds and plant diseases. Lastly, Part 5 reports Latin-American experiences of integration of biological in pest management programs.

Keywords

  • agroecology
  • pest control
  • parasitoid insects
  • arthropod pests
  • entomophagues
  • entomopathogens
  • integrated pest management
  • tropical agriculture
  • Entomology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Entomology, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Lavras, Brazil

    Brígida Souza

  • Instituto de Investigaciones de Sanidad Vegetal (INISAV), Miramar, Cuba

    Luis L. Vázquez

  • Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Department of Entomology, Lavras, Brazil

    Rosangela C. Marucci

About the editors

Brígida Souza has a PhD in Entomology from the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) where she is a professor since 1997. As a researcher, she is focused on biological control of insect pest and published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, 2 books and 5 book chapters. She supervises master and PhD students and was the coordinator of Graduate Program at UFLA from 2012 to 2016.

Luis L Vázquez has a PhD in Agriculture Sciences from Central University of Las Villas (1969), Cuba and founded the Instituto de Investigaciones de Sanidad Vegetal (INISAV) in 1977, where he worked until retirement in 2004. His research work involved the taxonomy of insect group pests (Aleyrodidae and Scolytinae), conservational biological control, agroecological pest management and functional biodiversity in production systems. He published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals and technical magazines and more than 15 books and chapters. 

Rosangela Cristina Marucci has a PhD in Entomology from the University of São Paulo (2003). Prior to joining UFLA in 2015, She worked as consultant and lecturer for private companies and agriculture schools. At UFLA her research focus in on biological control pests with entomophagous insects. She published 20 peer reviewed articles and supervises master and PhD students. 


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Natural Enemies of Insect Pests in Neotropical Agroecosystems

  • Book Subtitle: Biological Control and Functional Biodiversity

  • Editors: Brígida Souza, Luis L. Vázquez, Rosangela C. Marucci

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24733-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-24732-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-24735-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-24733-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 546

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Invertebrate Zoology, Agriculture, Applied Ecology, Biodiversity

Buying options

eBook
USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-24733-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)