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Main Title Forest Entomology in East Africa Forest Insects of Tanzania / [electronic resource] :
Author Schabel, Hans G.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2006
Call Number QL461-599.82
ISBN 9781402046551
Subjects Life sciences ; Forests and forestry ; Zoology ; Entomology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation LX, 328 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
to Tanzania -- History of Forest Entomology in Tanzania -- Defoliating Insects -- Sap-Feeding Insects -- Shoot, Bark and Wood Borers -- Ants and Termites -- Flower, Fruit and Seed Feeders -- Root and Root Collar Feeders -- Forest-Based Insect Industries. East African forests, among the world's most biologically rich and diverse, are subject to multiple pressures, including insects. As the first work to focus exclusively on East African forest insects, this monograph distils 135 years of scientific and historical literature extending from before the colonial era to the present into an authoritative survey of this region's major pests of trees and wood, as well as their antagonists. This comprehensive treatise also addresses insects of social and economic importance, such as endemics, edible and collectible insects, wild bees and silk producers. It should be of great value to foresters, entomologists, conservation biologists, resource managers, safari outfitters and anyone else interested in the natural history of this fascinating region.