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Insect Pest Predators

T V Sathe (Author) Y.A. Bhosale (Author)

Pest predators are gaining more importance in pest management programme since pesticides lead to many serious problems like air and water pollution, health hazards, killing of beneficial organisms, pest resistance, pest resurgence, secondary pest out break, interruption in ecocycles etc. The book includes taxonomical details of insect pest predaceous lady bird beetles (Coleoptera : Coccinelidae) their collection, preservation, rearing and biology. It also contain predator pray relationships, predator pest index and biocontrol programmes designed with predators in India and aborad. The book will be useful guide to students, farmers, teachers and researchers in the field of pest management.

Contents: I. Introduction. II. Collection, preservation and rearing. III. Taxonomy: i. Family – Coccinelidae. ii. Sub family – Chilocorinae. iii. Genus: 1. Brumoides Chapin. 2. Brumoides kolhapurensis. iv. Genus: 1. Chilocorus Leach. 2. Chilocorus suryaphuli. v. Sub family – Coccinellinae. vi. Tribe – Coccinellini. vii. Genus: 1. Coccinella Linneaus. 2. Coccinellini transversalis (Fab.). 3. Coccinella madhuri. 4. Coccinella bhuimungi. 5. Coccinella yaminii. 6. Coccinella yoginii. viii. Genus: 1. Coelophora Mulsant. 2. Coelophora orientalis. ix. Genus: 1. Harmonia Mulsant. 2. Harmonia soyabinii. x. Genus: 1. Menochilus Timberlake. 2. Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fab.). 3. Menochilus tuljapurensis. 4. Menochilus shivajiensis. 5. Menochilus kharipi. xi.Genus 1. Vernia Mulsant. 2. Vernia polyphagi. xii. Tribe – Psylloborini. xiii. Genus: 1. Illeis Mulsant. 2. Illeis sathei. 3. Illeis darbari. xiv. Sub family – Scymniae. xv. Genus: 1. Horniolus Weise. 2. Horniolus mirajensis. xvi. Genus: Scymnus Kugelann. xvii. Sub genus: 1. Scymnus Kugelann. 2. Scymnus (Scymnus) indica. xviii. Sub genus: 1. Pullus Mulsant. 2. Scymnus (Pullus) marathi. IV. Biology. V. Predator pray relationships. VI. Predator pray index and biocontrol programmes. VII. Summary. Bibliography. Subject index. Species index.

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About the author

T V Sathe

Dr. Sathe Tukaram Vithalrao [M.Sc., Ph.D., Sangit Visharad, IBT (Seri.), F.S.E.Sc., F.I.S.E.C.], Professor in Entomology, Department of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur has teaching experience of 22 years in entomology.  He is contributory teacher for M.Sc. courses in Department of Agrochemicals, Pest Management and Sericulture.  He has published 165 research papers and 22 books viz., Preet Patangachi (drama, 1981), Crop Protection from Insects (Marathi), Sericultural Cropo Protection (1998), Biological Pest Control (2000), Cotton Pests and Biocontrol Agents (2001), Insects Pest Predators (2001), Sericulture and Pest Management (2001), Agrochemicals and Pest Management (2003), Insect Predators and Pest Management (2003), Vermiculture and Organic Farming (2004), Basic Entomology (2005), Fundamentals of Beekeeping (2006), Forest Entomology: A Textbook (2008), etc.  He guided 15 Ph.D. students, completed 4 major research projects (from CSIR, UST, UGC).  He visited Canada (1988), Japan (1988), Thailand (2002, 2004), Spain (2005), France (2005), South Korea (2006), Nepal (2007) for academic work.  He is member of editorial board of several journals in India and involved in T.V. programming of butterflies and moths.  He has published several popular articles in daily newspapers and delivered talks through All India Radio.  He got several prestigious awards "Environmentalists of the Year-2003", "Bharat Jyoti Award-2006", "Jewel of India Award-2006", "Lifetime Education Achievement Award-2006", "Lifetime Achievement Award-2007", "International Gold Star Award-2007", "Eminent Citizen of India Award-2007" etc.  He also got fellowships from several scientific societies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Insect Pest Predators
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.09.2018
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8170352355, 9788170352358
length 169p., Plates.