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Stored-Product Insect Resource
Stored-Product Insect Resource
"This book is extremely useful for pest management practitioners to improve the quality and reduce the cost of their post management programs.”
—Beverage & Food World

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Accurate species identification is essential for effective pest management. Stored-Product Insect Resource provides the most multi-faceted, comprehensive guide to information on 1,663 insect species associated with stored products. This book covers 1,105 commodities and more than 9,200 different insect-commodity associations. A broad consideration of the species associated with stored products is important because many unfamiliar species are being encountered as a result of extensive international trade.

Information on 468 species of natural enemies provides a fuller understanding of the potential for biological control of stored product insects. Commodities that are likely to be infested are listed for each insect species and information on suitability of some commodities as food is also reviewed. This book includes a catalog that can help locate pictures and keys to identify stored product insects.

The authors each have more than 30 years of research experience and have taught stored product entomology. This title is a useful supplement to the textbook Fundamentals of Stored-Product Entomology by Hagstrum and Subramanyam. Stored-Product Insect Resource will be an important desktop directory for identifying and finding information on stored product insects.

Other features Include

  • Insect synonyms, common names, and geographic distribution  
  • Description of methods for preparing insects for identification
  • An international overview of the relative importance of each species
  • Overview of taxonomic diversity
  • Information on 468 natural enemies
  • Common vs scientific names of commodities
  • +2200 references to other publications
  • Literature references on insect biology

Quick Chapter Outline

  • Chapter 1 provides an alphabetical list by genus of the 1,663 insect species that have been reported in the literature as associated with stored products during storage, transportation, and processing.
  • Chapter 2 provides an alphabetical list of the families showing the numbers of species of stored product insects in each of 120 families.
  • Chapter 3 provides an alphabetical list of the stored product insect species separated by each key.
  • Chapter 4 provides an alphabetical list of commodities showing the insect species reported to be associated with each commodity.
  • Chapter 5 provides a ranked list of stored product insect pests and their natural enemies showing their relative economic importance.
  • Chapter 6 provides an alphabetical list of the common names of stored product insects giving the scientific name for each species.
  • Chapter 7 provides an alphabetical list of the scientific names of the commodities giving the common names for each.
  • Chapter 8 provides the references cited in Chapters 1 through 7 of the book.
  • Chapter 9 discusses the methods of collecting and preserving insects for identification
  • Chapter 10 provides an overview of additional books and review articles that are available on stored product insects.
  • Chapter 11 is an alphabetical list of species providing an index to the generic names for each species.

Stored-Product Insect Resource


Species List

Table 1.1. List of insects and their natural enemies associated with stored products
Table 1.2. Full addresses for website keys and website pictures
Table 1.3. Archaeological records of stored product insects
Table 1.4. Geographical origins of stored product insect species
Table 1.5. Ranking of stored product insect species by number of commodities with which they have been reported
Table 1.6. Additional insect species reported to be associated with stored products or facilities that have not been included in Table 1.1


Species by Family

Table 2.1. List of stored product insect species in each family, listed by family (number of species) (order) and species
Table 2.2. Ranking of families by number of species in each
Table 2.3. Ranking of genera with more than one species by number of species in each


Species by Key

Table 3.1. Stored product insect species in Table 1.1 included in each key


Species by Commodity

Table 4.1. Stored product insect species and their natural enemies reported in literature as associated with a commodity
Table 4.2. Ranking of commodities by numbers of stored product insect species associated with each commodity
Table 4.3. Studies on development, fecundity and population growth of stored product insects on various commodities
Table 4.4. Ranking of species by number of commodities in Table 4.3 tested for suitability for insect development, reproduction and population growth
Table 4.5. Summary of reported numbers of stored product insect species associations with various types of facilities or habitats


Species by Rank

Table 5.1. Ranking for each stored product insect species by their potential damage to commodities and their prominence in literature


Species by Common Name

Table 6.1. Scientific names of stored product insects and their natural enemies listed by their common names


Commodities by Scientific or Common Name

Table 7.1. Common names of commodities in Table 1.1 listed by scientific names
Table 7.2. Commodity scientific names listed by their common names


References Cited

Preparing Insects for Identification

Books and Book Chapters

Alphabetical List of Species Names

Table 11.1. Alphabetical list of current species names in Table 1.1 giving genus name for each
Table 11.2. Alphabetical list of synonym species names in Table 1.1 giving the genus for each

"This book is extremely useful for pest management practitioners to improve the quality and reduce the cost of their post management programs.”
—Beverage & Food World

Publish Date: 2009
Format: 8.5" x 11" hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-891127-66-3
Pages: 509
Publication Weight: 4 lbs

By David W. Hagstrum and Bhadriraju Subramanyam

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