Insects of Stored Products by David Rees

This illustrated guide enables readers to distinguish the major pests of durable stored products found throughout the world.

Insects of stored products

An illustrated guide to the identification, biology and ecology of the major pests of stored products.

  • 22 October 2007 | Updated 14 October 2011

Rees D. 2004. Insects of stored products. CSIRO PUBLISHING, col. illus. 192 pp.

Description

This illustrated guide enables readers to distinguish the major pests of durable stored products found throughout the world.

Insects of stored products describes how to identify each pest group or species and summarises the latest information on:

  • their biology
  • their ecology
  • the geographical distribution
  • the damage they cause
  • their economic importance.

Hundreds of colour photographs illustrate the identifying features of the most important beetles, moths, psocids, bugs and wasps found in stored products.

Essential details on inspection and trapping are included to aid in the early detection of infestations, allowing more time to plan and undertake effective pest control.

An extensive bibliography provides a convenient entry point to the specialised literature on these insects.

Insects of stored products describes how to identify the major pests of durable stored products and provides the latest information on their biology, ecology, geographical distribution,and economic importance.

This concise yet comprehensive reference is an essential tool for people responsible for the storage and handling of dried durable products of plant and animal origin worldwide.

Contents

The book's contents include:

  1. Insects as pests of stored products
  2. Orders of insects associated with stored products
  3. Beetles (Order: Coleoptera)
  4. Moths and butterflies (Order: Lepidoptera)
  5. Psocids, booklice and dust lice (Order: Psocoptera)
  6. Bugs (Order: Hemiptera)
  7. Parasitic wasps (Order: Hymenoptera)
  8. Finding and trapping storage insects
  9. Collecting, preserving and shipping specimens for identification
  10. References and resources
  11. Index to species.

Readership

This guide will be of interest to people responsible for storage and handling of dried durable products of plant and animal origin, including:

  • storage pest scientists and technologists
  • managers and pest controllers in the grains industry
  • millers and food processors
  • pest controllers and fumigation companies
  • museum conservators
  • shipping and transport companies
  • quarantine
  • customs and agriculture officials
  • aid and disaster relief agencies.

About the author

Dr David Rees is a post-harvest entomologist with CSIRO Entomology Division.

He has more than 20 years experience working on the biology, behaviour, control and distribution of stored product insects in a wide range of storage systems from subsistence agriculture to the most modern bulk handling systems.

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