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Main Title Forest Entomology in West Tropical Africa: Forests Insects of Ghana [electronic resource] /
Author Wagner, Michael R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cobbinah, Joseph R.
Bosu, Paul P.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QL461-599.82
ISBN 9781402065088
Subjects Life sciences ; Forests and forestry ; Zoology ; Entomology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation LXX, 244 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Forest Entomology in Ghana -- Defoliating Insects -- Sap-Feeding Insects -- Wood Borers of Living Trees -- Pests of Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds -- Pests of Logs, Lumber, and Forest Products -- Termites -- Utilitarian Use of Forest Insects. The forests of West Africa are complex, beautiful and under continued threat of over exploitation. This monograph, in its second edition, remains the only comprehensive source of information on economically important forest insects in West Africa. Many pest insects discussed in this book have the potential to greatly alter the utilization of these valuable tropical forests. Several key pests such as mahogany shoot borer, odum gallfly and pests of endangered tree species like Pericopsis, are extensively discussed. This comprehensive treatise of insects includes information on the general forest cover types and insects of utilitarian value. The book will be a great value to foresters, forest entomologists, researchers, conservation biologists and others with a basic biological interest in West Africa forests.