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Black flies (simuliids) are among the most severe pests affecting humans and animals worldwide. Responsible for the transmission of onchocerciasis among humans and bovine onchocerciasis and avian malaria among wildlife and agricultural animals, black flies' competency as disease vectors is rivaled only by that of mosquitos and ticks. Because of their economic and medical importance, black flies have been the subject of intense research, tremendous progress having been achieved in many areas, including taxonomy, ecology, cytogenetics, biochemistry, and control.
This book, evolving from an international conference of the world's foremost authorities, integrates for the first time the wide range of multidisciplinary research findings on black flies. The thirty-two chapters present a comprehensive discussion of systematics, biochemistry, sensory physiology, behavior and ecology of immatures and adults, population monitoring and management, current methods of control, and disease epidemiology. The annotated checklist identifies and provides geographical distribution of all formally described black flies in the world and includes almost 2,000 specific/subspecific and 121 generic/subgeneric names.
The book provides a cohesive understanding of black flies and will be invaluable to entomologists, epidemiologists, biologists, veterinarians, parasitologists, and medical researchers concerned with developing an economically conservative, environmentally sound management system against black flies and simuliid-borne diseases worldwide.
About the Author:
Ke Chung Kim is Professor of Entomology and Curator of the Frost Entomological Museum at Penn State. Dr. Kim is chairman of the International Advisory Council for Biosystematic Services in Entomology and co-author of The Sucking Lice of North America.
Richard W. Merritt is Professor of Entomology at Michigan State. Dr. Merritt is co-editor of An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America and a contributing author to Urban Entomology.
Title: Black Flies: Ecology, Population Management,...
Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Annotated edition.
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1988. Condition: Good. Annotated edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP17401805
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1988. Condition: Very Good. Annotated edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP105245269
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1988. Condition: Good. Annotated edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP106121420
Book Description Penn State University Press, 1990. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0271004177-2-4
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0271004177
Book Description Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park & London, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First edition. 7 1/2 x 10 inches. xv, 528 pages. Condition os Good; corners lightly bumped, some lines of emphasis in the margins and 6 marginal notes, all in ink, otherwise very clean, binding is tight. STK. Seller Inventory # 31396
Book Description Pennsylvania State University, 1987. Condition: Very good. xv, 528, text figs. . HB. Vg in faded/torn d/w. . . Seller Inventory # 21147
Book Description Pennsylvania State University, c.1987, 1987. hardcover, Condition: Good, Pennsylvania State University, c.1987, 1st., 7-1/4"x10-1/4", cloth, 528pp., G $. Seller Inventory # 80499