Medical and Veterinary Entomology

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Gary R. Mullen, Lance A. Durden
Academic Press, 22 abr. 2009 - 637 páginas

Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control.

This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance.

This book is designed for teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; parasitologists, entomologists, and government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; and medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology.

  • Follows in the tradition of Herm's Medical and Veterinary Entomology
  • The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance
  • Two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: Taxonomic and Subject

New to this edition:

  • Three new chapters
    • Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods
    • Forensic Entomology
    • Molecular Tools in Medical and Veterinary Entomology
  • 1700 word glossary
  • Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical-Veterinary Importance
  • Numerous new full-color images, illustrations and maps throughout
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods
13
Epidemiology of VectorBorne Diseases
18
Forensic Entomology
33
Cockroaches Blattaria
41
Lice Phthiraptera
56
True Bugs Hemiptera
80
Beetles Coleoptera
97
Tsetse Flies Glossinidae
289
Myiasis Muscoidea Oestroidea
301
Louse Flies Keds and Related Flies Hippoboscoidea
331
Moths and Butterflies Lepidoptera
345
Ants Wasps and Bees Hymenoptera
363
Scorpions Scorpiones
388
Solpugids Solifugae
401
Spiders Araneae
403

Fleas Siphonaptera
110
Flies Diptera
131
Moth Flies and Sand Flies Psychodidae
147
Biting Midges Ceratopogonidae
163
Black Flies Simuliidae
183
Mosquitoes Culicidae
201
Horse Flies and Deer Flies Tabanidae
254
Muscid Flies Muscidae
268
Mites Acari
423
Ticks Ixodida
483
Molecular Tools Used in Medical and Veterinary Entomology
533
ArthropodRelated Viruses of Medical and Veterinary Importance
546
Glossary
554
Taxonomic Index to genera species and subspecies
601
Subject Index
615
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Sobre el autor (2009)

Gary Mullen is Professor of Entomology emeritus in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University, AL, USA. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology at Cornell University before serving as medical entomologist and administrator of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Program, Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1975 as a medical-veterinary entomologist, acarologist, and aquatic ecologist, teaching courses and conducting research at Auburn for 34 years. His major areas of research have focused on biting flies, notably mosquitoes and biting midges, and ticks as vectors of animal pathogens

Lance Durden is Professor of Vector Ecology and Curator of the Insect Collection in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of London, UK and has worked at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Auburn University in Alabama, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author or co-author of approximately 300 peer-reviewed publications including 24 book chapters and 7 books or monographs. His research focuses on ectoparasitic arthropods and vector-borne diseases.

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