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Almond Moth Bibliography. The moth Ephestia cautella (Walker) is a major worldwide pest of stored foods. This bibliography began in 1978 with 135 citations and now has over 600 entries.
Animal Movement Analysis, University of Florida, Department of Entomology & Nematology. Animal Movement Software: The Dynamic Animal Movement Analyzer (DAMA) analyzes the movement of a single animal, whereas the Multiple Animal Movement Analyzer (MAMA) records the movements of many animals in terms of video pixel changes in a cells of a grid. Available: Manuals, Software, Reviews, and contact.
Applied Entomology, working group for entomology at the Institute for Plant Diseases and Plant Protection (IPP), University Hanover. Curent Research Topics: Population dynamics of aphids and their natural enemies in cereals, Side effects of insecticides on beneficial organisms, Possibilities to enhance the efficacy of natural enemies in agroecosystems, Mechanisms of interaction between herbivorous insects and their natural enemies in intercropped vegetable crops, Modifications of aphid-parasitoid interactions mediated by plant diseases, and Mechanisms and practical use of induced resistance and tolerance to insect pests.
Berries & Grapes: Insect Control Guidelines, Northwest Berry & Grape InfoNet is produced by the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University Extension Service. Select a fruit crop (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Currant, Grape, Gooseberry, Raspberry, Strawberry) and get a list insect pests. Available Information: Pest, description & damage, control and notes. Further available: Important Pesticide Label Information.
Biological Control of Pests Research Unit (BCPRU), Agricultural Research Service. BCPRU is part of the Subtropical Agricultural Research Laboratory (SARL).
Book of Insect Records - 1996, Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainsville. University of Florida Book of Insect Records, a book that names insect champions and documents their achievements. Each chapter deals with a different category of record. Up to now 23 Chapters. Examples: Longest Diapause (3), Greatest Host Range (2), Most Heat Tolerant (21), Resistant to most Insecticides (15)...
Bugwatch - Bugs you want ...in your Computer. A photographic Essay of various insect species. Click on the ant to get in. A general entomological site with lots of pictures and graphics (so sometimes very slow loading). Also include is a section on spiders.
CD-ROM Titles in Entomology, compiled by j. VanDyk, Iowa State University. Each entry comes with a brief description on the content of the CD-ROM an Link(s) for further information or demonstration. From the list of CD-ROM titles: Arthropod Name Index, Beetle Larvae, Bugmatch Citrus, Butterflies of North America, Forest Insects and Their Damage Volumes I and II, Orthoptera of the Netherlands and many more.
Centre for Entomological Research and Insecticide Technology (CERIT), The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. A research and industry service centre specialising in insect management and the safe and effective use of insect control chemicals. Available Information: Research, Teaching, Pest species available for testing at CERIT, Industry services offered by CERIT.
Clemson Entomology - Insect Information, Department of Entomology, Clemson University. This part of entomological information is divided into CE Sheets and the Insect Information Series (documents in pdf format). From the Index of CE Sheets: Beneficial Insects, corn insects, cotton insect and mites, tobacco insects... and many, many more. Every insect comes with a brief description. Pics are very good. The information series covers Agriculture, Household & Structural, Apiculture & Pollination, Medical & Veterinary, Beneficials, Butterflies & More, New & Imported, Fruit & Vegetable and Turf & Ornamental or you search all by keyword. Easy to use site with a lot of useful information - TIP in htis section.
Crop Protection - Entomology , Crop Protection Program, Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Center (ECORC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Available: Identification Srevice, Staff information, Databases (Beetles of Canada and Alaska, Diptera (Nematocera, Brachycera, Tachinidae)), Electronic Publications, Online Newsletters.
CSIRO Entomology, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australia. Research Programs: Biotechnology (e.g. Biopesticides), Stored Products & Structural Pests (e.g. Fumigants, Controlled Atmopsheres), Natural Resources & Biodiversity (e.g. Fortest Entomology, Soil Biodiversity, Biosystematics) and Pest Management (in Field Crops, Mediterranean Agriculture, Horticultue; Decision Support). Available: Research with detailed program descriptions, Documentation (News, Books), Product & Services (Insect Colections), contact information and a search feature. You can also visit the CSIRO European Laboratory (Montepellier, France), where you will find further details in section activities.
The DELTA System - DEscription Language for TAxonomy. The DELTA format is a flexible and powerful method of recording taxonomic descriptions for computer processing. It has been adopted as a standard for data exchange by the International Taxonomic Databases Working Group.
Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases: The Desert Locust component. Agricultural Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy. The EMPRES programme aims at reducing the risk of Desert Locust emergencies emphasizing early warning, early reaction and research. It is part of the Plant Protection Service of the FAO. Available Information: About EMPRES, Mission/Work, Activities, News, Links, Partners, Feedback and Staff. Desert Locust Information System. Desert Locust Facts (FAQs in the 'Welcome').
Entomological Research Groups at University of Adelaide, Department of Applied and Molecular Ecology, Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, Australia. Within the department are 4 Insect working groups: 1. Insect Systematics & Biodiversity, 2. Insect Behaviour & Biological Control (e. g. parasitic wasps, IPM of citrophilus mealybug), 3. Insect Molecular Biology (e. g. virus-like particles in the parasitic wasp, baculoviruses as insect biopesticides ), and 4. Insect Population Ecology (e. g. effects of post-harvest oils on arthropod pests of citrus). For each group you get a list and details of research projects.
Entomology at Colorado State University.
Entomology Section, Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA), Division of Plant Industry (DPI), Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Gainsville, USA. Besides information on FSCA (found in 'introduction' and staff) you will find information on pests. Detailed information on the Mediterranean Fruitfly is provided here including the impact on dooryard fruits, Melathion Bait Spray FAQ's, hosts and pictures. Also information on pests of concern to Florida agriculture is given (e.g. giant whitefly). Further available: Research Associates, FSCA Policy Statements, On-Line Library and more. The documents on Mediterranean Fruitfly and other pests are very well written and no important information is left out.
Entomology Section, Agriculture Western Australia (AgWA), agency of the Western Australian Government, South Perth. Projects: Australian Grain Insect Resistance Database, Forensic Entomology, Invertebrate Pest Monitoring Unit, Social Insect Research Group and Pest Threat Database Contents: staff information, insect reference collection (ICDb), Entomology projects, pest identification pages, pest updates (e. g. papaya fruit fly), publications, conferences and links. ICDb includes a user's guide, look up for specimen details and scientific/common names. Here you can also find pictures of insects or if a specific specimen is held in the Insect Collection Database. The identification pages are available for Insect and Allied Pests of Extensive Agriculture, Tremex Wasps, Termites and Aphids.
Entomology Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University (MSU). Research: Study of temporal and spatial dynamics of features and functions associated with natural and human dominated landscapes. Projects: Sustainable Apple Orchard systems, Gypsy Moth Project, Flow of Insects in Agricultural Systems, Regionalization (e. g. crop productivity in the corn belt, flow biota in the atmosphere). Further available: Publications, Courses, Personnel and more.
Extension Entomology, Montana State University, Extension Servics. Programs: Insect and Disease Diagnostic Labs, cutworm monitoring, Crop Health Report Newsletter, Crop Health Hotline, Crop Pest Management School, Wheat Disease Database, Evaluation of Control Tactics, Pesticide Education, and Urban Pest Management.
Field Crops Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UN-L). Available Information: European Corn Borer Treatment Decision Worksheets, Pest Management Guides, Insecticide Treatment Tables and Articles of Interest. The Pest Management Guides are available for corn and grain sorghum.
Field Crop Insects - ENTFACTS, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky. Available Topics: Alfalfa, Small Grains, Corn, Beneficial Insects, Greenhouse, General Pests, related topics. Field Crops Insects Calendar of Kentucky. ENTFACTS is a collection of articles with detailed information on special topics, like diagnosis, host range, control, Bt-Corn and more. Articles contain images or tables where appropriate.
Flow of Insects in Agricultural Landscapes, Michigan State University (MSU), Kellogg Biological Station (KBS). Long Term Ecological Research Project from 1989-1995, an initiative within the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. This project examine the role of beneficial insects and how to manipulate the ecosystem to increase the function of these organisms. Available Information: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, and the Data Catalog (cropping system, sampling protocols, data files grouped by year and treatment).
HYPP Zoology On Line (hypermédia en protection des plantes), provided by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France. HYPPZ is an on line database in French and English vor insect pests in europe. You can select lists by species, pest or crop. A glossary of the used termis is available. For each species you get a description, biology, life cycle, damage common names and images. Common name are given in english, french, german, italien, portugese and spanish.
Images and movies of Insects and their Relatives, compiled by L.B. Bjostad, Colorado State University
Insect Behaviour and Biological Control, Department of Applied and Molecular Ecology, University of Adelaide. Research on the behaviour and ecology of entomophagous insects, and their use in biological control of insect pests. Current Research: Behaviour of parasitic wasps, Biological control of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, Biological control and population dynamics, Parasitoids of the Cabbage White Butterfly(Cotesia rubecula, with some photographs). List of recent theses. Information on academic staff.
Insect Biocontrol Lab, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Developing of environmentally safe ways to control pest insects. Research Programs: Gypsy Moth Control, Pests of Vegetable Crops, Use of viruses to control pests, Bacillus thuringiensis and other bacteria to control pests, Parasites and Predators.
Insect Control Guide: Field Crops, Forest and Shade Trees, fruits and Nuts, Vegetables, Turf and Ornamentals... The pages are maintained by the Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System (FAIRS)
InsectCyclopedia, an encyclopedia of the North American Insects by G. Pelletier, Brossard (Quebec, Canada). Information available in french and english, go to the summary at the bottom of the homepage. Sections: (1) Generalities and Introduction, (2) Insect Orders (for each order: Morphological characters, Biology, Classification), (3) further informations (about the author, links...). The insect orders are accompanied by figures explaning the morphological characters.
Insect and Disease References, maintained at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Washington State Univesity.
Insect Ecology, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska. Research Topics: Physiological responses of plants to arthropod injury, population dynamics of spider mites on maize, IPM theory, The Salt Creek Tiger Beetle.
Entomology at Clemson University, Department of Entomology, Clemson University. Available Information: Bug Notes, CE Sheets and the Insect Information Series (documents in pdf format). From the Index of CE Sheets: Beneficial Insects, corn insects, cotton insect and mites, tobacco insects... and many, many more. Every insect comes with a brief description. Pics are very good.
Insect Investigations Ltd - Targeting Technology through Innovation. Development of innovative insect pest control techniques and products. Available Information on this server: Centre of Expertise, Contract Services, Current Clients, Current Research, Insect Identification, Insect Supplies, IPM Reviews, Listservers, Partnership, Personnel, Products, Publications, and Associated Companies.
The Insect Orders, maintained at the University of Exceter
Insect and Insect-Related Software (Buggy Software), developed by or in Cooperation with the University of Florida. Available Programs: Bug Tutorials, Butterfly Tutorials, CEU Tutorials, Pesticide Labeling Tutorial, Harmful Effects Tutorial, Label Tutorials, Mole Cricket CD-ROM, Pests In and Around the Home CD-ROM, WoodyBug CD-ROM. For every programm you will find detailed as well as ordering information. For some programs an on-line version is available or you can download some free material. Woody Pest is online and comes with a lot of images.
Insect Management, maintained by Crop-Net - the Crop Protection Website. This part of Crop-Net is divided into four parst: (1) Insect Identification, Insect Management by (2) Insect or by (3) Crop, and (4) Insecticides. In parst 1 to 3 you will find an alphabetic list of available on-line documents. The documents cover a wide range of insects and you will get often more than one document and from various experts for a single insect.
Insect Notes by Departement of Entomology, North Carolina State University (NCSU). Index: (1) Ornamentals & Turf, Residential, (2) Structural and Community Pests, (3) Fruit Pests, (4) Vegetable Pests, (5) Beekeeping, (6) Small Grains, and (7) Other Interesting Notes (including Beneficial Insects and Horticultural Oils as Insecticides). After you have selected a topic from the index you will guided through that section. In the section for ornamentals & trees you first choose the plant and then the pest group. Information on biology and control is available as well as photos and figures. The other sections from the index are organized by topics like 'pesticides' or 'identifying your problem'. All notes are giving a good introduction and overview. The way in which information is presented and the quality makes this website a tip for this section.
Insect Pest Management: Where are we now? 35th Annual Washington Potato Conference and Trade Fair Moses Lake, 7-8 February 1996. G.E. Long, Washington State University. Article covering (I)Insecticide resistance of Colorado potato beetle, (II) Aphid vectors of potato viruses, (III) Other insect problems, (IV) Prophylactic, or preventative, control of insects remains our norm, and (V) IPM.
Iowa Insect Information Notes, Dep. of Entomology, Iowa State University. Alphabetic index of insects or search by keyword.
Migratory Pest Group of the FAO, Plant Protection Service, Agricultural Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Rome, Italy. This group is responsible for monitoring Desert Locust and other migratory pests, and coordinating national, regional and international action as part of the mandate of FAO. Available Information: Activities (mainly monitoring the Desert Locust situation, forecasting future developments, responding to emergencies and training). Further available: About the group, publications, news, events, links, feedback, staff, regional offices. Locust information.
Mole Cricket Homepage, alternative Methods of Mole Cricket Control. Developed by T.R. Fasulo et al., Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida. What you will find: Knowledgebase (Biology, Life Cycle, Identification, Damage, and Control), Chemical, Nematode and the Red-Ey Fly Tutorial. Further information on this program. Also a PC-Version is available. Mole Cricket Species in this tutorial: Neocurtilla spec., Gryllotalpa spec. and Scapteriscus spec.
National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS), maintained by the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information, Purdue University. Pest/Biocontrol Information: Get detailed information on many pests and their control. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Program Guidebook. Names & Addresses. NAPIS Userguide.
Northwest-Wood Destroying Pest Identification Key, by A. Antonelli, G. Thomasson, and T. Whitworth, Washington State University. This key to identify wood destroying pests is based on the wood damage. The key comes with pictures of the damages.
Pecan Nut Casebearer, Controlling the pecan nut casebearer by applying insecticide based on heat units. Article written by: T. W. Sammis, New Mexico State University and P. Brown, University of Arizona, 1996. with 5 figures and a reference list. Links to weather electronic bulletin board and to a Protocol for pecan nut casebearer pheronome trapping program.
Pest/Biocontrol Information, maintained by by Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS) & National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS). This website provides detailed information on many pests. The page is divide into several programs and section. For entomologists are of special interest: (1) Biological Control Programs, (2) Cooperative Pest Management Programs, (3) Exotic Pest Detection, (4) Fruit Fly Programs. Under each heading are many entries for different pests, they can not be mentioned here. The information is very well organized and structured. Do not miss to visit this site.
Phenology Model Database, maintained by University of California IPM Project. The phenology model database contains information about the phenologies of more than 100 organisms, mostly focusing on those that are important in California agriculture. Each model contains: degree-day accumulations required for specific developmental stages of an organism, method of calculation, reference source, location of the study, developmental thresholds, and cutoff method. More than one model may be presented for an organism if citations occur in the literature.
Photo Gallery of Insects and Mites on Ornamental Plants, Department of Entomology North Carolina State University (NCSU). This is an alphabetic index of insect and mites. Clicking on a text link will display a phot of that pest. It contains pests of azalea, cyclamen, eunonymus, juniper, elm, magnolia, walnut and other plant species.
Plant Resistance to Insects: A Fundamental Component of IPM. By G.L. Teetes, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M Univ.
Population Ecology, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, VA, USA. Purpose of this service is to help people find information on population models and data. Available is a list of links concerning the following topics: Models (e.g. Generic Population, Phenological, Education Models, Decision Support Systems), Data for Modeling (e.g. geographic species distribution), Lecture Coureses (include 'Quantitative Population Ecology'), Electronic Papers, Organizations, Population Ecology Topics (e. g. Population Dynamics, Sampling, Modeling) and related areas links. Further available is directory of people working in Population Ecology.
Purdue Entomology WWW Server, Department of Entomology, Purdue University, USA. Available: about the department, teaching, research & extension, publications, IPM information, special programs, links and more. In the research/extension part you will find their Biological Control Lab, the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, an Gypsy Moth Education page, pesticide programs or the Corn Grower's Guide Book. This Guide Book is an excellent resource for all corn topics including diagnosis and insect management. The Virtual Pest & Plant Diagnostic Lab can be found in section Special Programs.
Selected Periodicals and Databases for Entomologists
Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Beltsville, USA. SEL provides research products, information, and services on a wide variety insects. Available: general information, SEL staff (including their research interests), SEL locations, Coleoptera (Beetles), Diptera (Flies), Databases, research & documents, identification service, links. The databases include Checklist of Terrstrial Arthropods, ScaleNet and Biosystematic Information Database. In documents you will find a manual for Collecting and Preserving Insects and Mites. The main areas are the Beetles and Flies pages covering all aspects of these insects. The Beetles page includes Handbook of Palearctic Flea Beetles, Elaphidionini Beetle Site, the National Coleoptera Collection, Books and Staff. The same for the Diptera pages which are including a who is who, research, groups and more. Although this site is not only foccusing on pests insects it is a highly useful web site for entomologists and for basic information on insects. The presentation of the information will make a visit here a pleasant stay, try it.
Thripsnet, an Internet network for those interested in THRIPS research and management. It was set up to improve communication around the world among those involved with thrips and Tospovirus in all habitats and crops. It is intended to be used by subscribers for posting questions, pest alerts, conference and job announcements, and other news relevant to thrips and Tospovirus research or management.
UNE Insect Pest Management Group, Department of Agronomy and Soil Science, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Research Activities: Ecology of migratory insect pests, cotton bollworm, improved methods for forecasting and managing outbreaks of damaging pests. Available: Staff, Research Activities, publications, links.
VegEdge - Vegetable IPM Resource for the Midwest, Extension Service, University of Minnesota. Available information: Pest Fact Sheets (with photos, includes links to fact sheets for other regions), European Corn Borer (ECB) Maps (Infestation, forecast, degree-day accumulation), Insect Pest Infestation Updates (Minnesota Crop Newsletters, ECB news), IPM Research projects in Entomology: ECB, Insect Migration, transgenic Bt-corn, cucumber beetle, cabbage IPM. Bt-corn and resistance management. But VegEdge provides more than these entomological IPM services.
War on the Aphids, by R. Daines, published in Farmer Progress Publications, web publishing by The Federal Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory, Ithaca, USA. A natural fungus that grows on and kills Russian wheat aphid is winding its way toward commercial application.