Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

The injurious insects of the British Commonwealth.

Abstract

Concise information on the distribution and economic significance of insect pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry in the British Commonwealth, with the exception of the British Isles, India and Pakistan, is provided by this useful work of reference compiled by a former member of the staff of the Commonwealth Institute of Entomology. In order to avoid much of the repetition which would have resulted from considering each country separately in the main part of the book, the insects are dealt with in order of species and genera under alphabetically arranged subfamilies and families within their respective orders. Comparisons of incidence in different countries are thus facilitated. Selected references to original papers have been included, but for the convenience of Commonwealth entomologists who rarely have access to more than a fraction of these, most references are made to the Review of Applied Entomology. The major part is preceded by sections giving an outline of insects of medical and veterinary importance in each country. Sections on insect control of weeds, plant quarantine, virus vectors and other special problems are also included, brief mention being made of selection and breeding of plants resistant to insect injury, with special reference to Empoasca facialis. The scope for future research and the need for greater cooperation between Commonwealth entomologists are among the aspects receiving particular emphasis.