Armored Scale Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs Hemiptera
ISBN10: 0801442796 ISBN13: 9780801442797 Contributors: DAVIDSON, JOHN A. Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr Published: Dec 21 2005 Pages: 456 Weight: 4.45lbs. Height: 12.25" Width: 9.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This book provides the most comprehensive available information on the identification, field appearance, life history, and economic importance of the 110 economically important armored scale insects that are found in the United States. The authors have devised the first field key to economic armored scales, which will be invaluable to those trying to identify the pests and prevent the introduction of new exotics. (Most of the species covered are not native to the United States but broadly distributed across the globe.) The extensive color plates and highly detailed line drawings surpass anything available in other volumes on armored scale insects and have not previously been published. Especially noteworthy are the data on distribution, host plants, and the kinds of damage caused by armored scales. The species descriptions include scientific names, synonyms, common names, field characteristics, microscopic characters, affinities, host plants, distribution by state, life history, economic damage, and selected references.