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Main Title Mosquitoes and Their Control [electronic resource] /
Author Becker, Norbert.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Petric, Dusan.
Zgomba, Marija.
Boase, Clive.
Madon, Minoo.
Dahl, Christine.
Kaiser, Achim.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QL351-352
ISBN 9783540928744
Subjects Life sciences ; Public health ; Epidemiology ; Aquatic biology ; Evolution (Biology)
Internet Access
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Edition 2nd edition.
Collation XXX, 577 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
General Aspects -- Systematics -- Biology of Mosquitoes -- Medical Importance of Mosquitoes -- Mosquito Research Techniques -- Morphology of Mosquitoes -- Identification Keys; Morphology; Ecology and Distribution of European Species -- Key to Female Mosquitoes -- Key to Male Mosquitoes -- Key to Mosquito Fourth Instar Larvae -- Subfamily Anophelinae -- Subfamily Culicinae -- Identification Keys, Morphology, Ecology and Distribution of Important Vector and Nuisance Species - Worldwide -- Africa -- Asia -- Australia -- Central and South America -- North America -- Control of Mosquitoes -- Biological Control -- Environmental Management of Mosquitoes -- Chemical Control -- Physical Control -- Genetic Control of Mosquitoes -- Personal Protection -- Implementation and Integration of Mosquito Control Measures. Mosquitoes and Their Control presents a wealth of information on the bionomics, systematics, ecology, research techniques and control of both nuisance and disease vector mosquitoes in an easily readable style, providing practical guidelines and important information for professionals and laymen alike. Ninety-two European species and more than 100 globally important vector and nuisance species are included in the book. Most of them, including all European species, are described in the fully illustrated identification keys, followed by a detailed description of the morphology, biology, distribution and medical importance of each species, including over 700 detailed drawings. Mosquitoes and Their Control includes: systematics and biology medical significance research techniques illustrated identification keys for larval and adult mosquito genera morphology, ecology, and distribution of the species identified in the keys biological, chemical, physical and genetic control of mosquitoes Mosquitoes and Their Control is a valuable tool for vector ecologists, entomologists, and all those involved with mosquito control, biology, ecology, and systematics world-wide. It will especially benefit those professionals, scientists and students dealing with mosquitoes and their control on a day-to-day basis. Society as a whole stands to gain from improved, environmentally responsible mosquito management programs designed on the basis of a broader understanding of mosquitoes and their control, as provided in this enlightening book.