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The Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology

By Richard C. Russell, Domenico P. Otranto, Richard L. Wall

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Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 July 2013
Arthropod transmitted infections continue to be a front-line issue in all regions of the world. Understanding the insects that transmit diseases, the mechanisms of infection and the resulting diseases is vital to doctors, veterinarians, public health workers and disease control agencies. This major reference examines the biology, classification and control of arthropods that cause disease in animals and humans. The morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of fleas, flies, lice, mites, midges, mosquitoes and ticks are described, with descriptions of their medical and veterinary significance, diseases they cause, insect distribution and global disease spread. Updated, developed and reworked from Doug Kettle's seminal Medical and Veterinary Entomology, this major new reference presents vital information in encyclopedia format, with alphabetical entries and an extensive index to make key facts easy to find. This new treatment of the subject provides accessible content and up-to-date research, illustrated by line drawings and colour photographs.

Table of Contents

1: Preface2: Introduction - Part 13: Introduction - Part 24: Ants5: Bed bugs6: Bees and wasps7: Beetles8: Biting midges9: Black flies10: Blow flies and Screw-worm flies11: Butterflies and Moths (caterpillars)12: Centipedes13: Cockroaches14: Eye flies15: Fleas16: Flesh flies17: Horn flies18: Horse flies19: House flies and other non-biting (muscid) flies20: Human bot fly21: Keds and Louse flies22: Kissing bugs23: Lice (chewing)24: Lice (sucking)25: Millipedes26: Mites27: Mosquitoes28: Non-biting midges29: Nasal bot flies30: Sand flies31: Scorpions32: Spiders33: Stable flies34: Stomach bot fliesTicks (hard)35: Ticks (soft)36: Tsetse flies37: Tumbu fly38: Warble flies

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The latest information on insect distribution and disease spread in an A-Z illustrated guide.

EAN: 9781780640372
ISBN: 1780640374
Publisher: Cabi
Dimensions: 3.2 x 17.8 x 24.8 centimetres (1.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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