Contents

Preface v

Part I The Main Groups of Insects and Mites 1

Insects 3

External features 3

Internal features 7

Development and growth 8

Classification of the class Insecta 13

Order COLLEMBOLA (springtails) 14

Order SALTATORIA (crickets, grasshoppers, etc.) 15

Order DERMAPTERA (earwigs) 16

Order DICTYOPTERA (cockroaches and mantids) 17

Order PSOCOPTERA (psocids) 17

Order PHTHIRAPTERA (lice) 18

Order HEMIPTERA (true bugs) 19

Order THYSANOPTERA (thrips) 29

Order NEUROPTERA (lacewings, etc.) 30

Order COLEOPTERA (beetles) 33

Order DIPTERA (true flies) 42

Order LEPIDOPTERA (butterflies and moths) 52

Order TRICHOPTERA (caddis flies) 65

Order HYMENOPTERA (ants, bees, sawflies, wasps, etc.) 66

Mites 75

External features 75

Internal features 76

Development and growth 77

Classification of the subclass Acari 77

Order MESOSTIGMATA 77

Order IXODIDA (ticks) 79

Order PROSTIGMATA 79

Order ASTIGMATA 83

Order CRYPTOSTIGMATA (beetle mites) 84

Part II Pests of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops 85

Small Insect Orders 87

Order COLLEMBOLA (springtails) 87

Order DERMAPTERA (earwigs) 89

Order THYSANOPTERA (thrips) 89

Order TRICHOPTERA (caddis flies) 94

Main Insect Orders 96

Order HEMIPTERA (true bugs) 96

Order COLEOPTERA (beetles) 126

Order DIPTERA (true flies) 163

Order LEPIDOPTERA (butterflies and moths) 202

Order HYMENOPTERA (ants, bees, sawflies, wasps, etc.) 245

Mites 255

Order PROSTIGMATA 255

Order ASTIGMATA 269

Order CRYPTOSTIGMATA (beetle mites) 270

Cultivated Host Plants Cited in the Text Under Their Common Name 271

Wild Host Plants Cited in the Text Under Their Scientific Name 275

Glossary 277

Selected Bibliography 285

Host Plant Index General Index

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