Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management

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    • Combines basic aspects on bioecology and insect nutrition for the implementation of Integrated Pest Management
    • Covers specific feeding guilds including a wide variety of insects such as ants, social bees, defoliators (Lepidoptera), detritivores, pests of stored grains, fruit flies, parasitoids, predatory bugs (Heteroptera), predatory beetles (Coccinelidae), and hematophagous insects, among others
    • Serves as a valuable entry point for further research as the book includes nearly 4,000 references
    • Exposes readers, for the first time, to less-known information of entomological, ecological, and pest management importance generated in the neotropics, arguably the most complex and diverse of the world’s biogeographic zones
    • Accompanying CD-ROM contains full-color images to complement the text


    The field of insect nutritional ecology has been defined by how insects deal with nutritional and non-nutritional compounds, and how these compounds influence their biology in evolutionary time. In contrast, Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management presents these entomological concepts within the framework of integrated pest management (IPM). It specifically addresses bioecology and insect nutrition in modern agriculture. Written for graduate students and professionals in entomology, this book covers neotropical information in three sections:

    • General Aspects: Basic bioecology and insect nutrition; artificial diets; insect/plant interactions; insect symbionts; the interface of chemical ecology with the food; and insect cannibalism
    • Specific Aspects: Specific feeding guilds of insects including ants, social bees, leaf chewers, seed suckers, seed chewers, root feeders, gall makers, detritivorous feeders, pests of storage grains, fruit flies, aphids, endo- and ectoparasitoids, predators, crisopids, and hematophagous insects
    • Applied Aspects: Host plant resistance and the design of IPM programs in the context of insect bioecology and nutrition

    Much of the research on which these chapters were written was done in Brazil and based on its neotropical fauna. The complexity and diversity of the neotropics provides enough data that readers from all zoogeographical regions can readily translate the information in this book to their specific conditions. The book’s value as an entry point for further research is enhanced by the inclusion of approximately 4,000 references.

    Table of Contents

    General Aspects
    Introduction to Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    Antônio R. Panizzi and José R. P. Parra
    Nutritional Indices for Measuring Insect Food Intake and Utilization
    José R. P. Parra, Antônio R. Panizzi, and Marinéia L. Haddad
    The Evolution of Artificial Diets and Their Interactions in Science and Technology
    José R. P. Parra
    Molecular and Evolutionary Physiology of Insect Digestion
    Walter R. Terra and Clélia Ferreira
    Insect–Plant Interactions
    Marina A. Pizzamiglio-Gutierrez
    Symbionts and Nutrition of Insects
    Edson Hirose, Antônio R. Panizzi, and Simone S. Prado
    Bioecology and Nutrition versus Chemical Ecology: The Multitrophic Interactions Mediated by Chemical Signals
    José M. S. Bento and Cristiane Nardi
    Cannibalism in Insects
    Alessandra F. K. Santana, Ana C. Roselino, Fabrício A. Cappelari, and Fernando S. Zucoloto
    Implications of Plant Hosts and Insect Nutrition on Entomopathogenic Diseases
    Daniel R. Sosa-Gómez

    Specific Aspects
    Neotropical Ants (Hymenoptera) Functional Groups: Nutritional and Applied Implications

    Carlos R. F. Brandão, Rogério R. Silva, and Jacques H. C. Delabie
    Social Bees (Bombini, Apini, Meliponini)
    Astrid M. P. Kleinert, Mauro Ramalho, Marilda Cortopassi-Laurino, Márcia F. Ribeiro, and Vera L. Imperatriz-Fonseca
    Defoliators (Lepidoptera)
    Alessandra F. K. Santana, Carla Cresoni-Pereira, and Fernando S. Zucoloto
    Seed-Sucking Bugs (Heteroptera)
    Antônio R. Panizzi and Flávia A. C. Silva
    Seed-Chewing Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae)
    Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa and Lúcia M. Almeida
    Rhizophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae)
    Lenita J. Oliveira and José R. Salvadori
    Gall-Inducing Insects: From Anatomy to Biodiversity
    G. Wilson Fernandes, Marco A. A. Carneiro, and Rosy M. S. Isaias
    Detritivorous Insects
    Julio N. C. Louzada and Elizabeth S. Nichols
    Insect Pests in Stored Grain
    Sonia M. N. Lazzari and Flávio A. Lazzari
    Fruit Flies (Diptera)
    Carla Cresoni-Pereira and Fernando S. Zucoloto
    Sap-Sucking Insects (Aphidoidea)
    Sonia M. N. Lazzari and Regina C. Zonta-de-Carvalho
    Parasitoids (Hymenoptera)
    Fernando L. Cônsoli and S. Bradleigh Vinson
    Predatory Bugs (Heteroptera)
    Vanda H. P. Bueno and Joop C. van Lenteren
    Predatory Beetles (Coccinellidae)
    Lúcia M. Almeida and Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa
    Green Lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Predatory Lifestyle
    Gilberto S. Albuquerque, Catherine A. Tauber, and Maurice J. Tauber
    Hematophages (Diptera, Siphonaptera, Hemiptera, Phthiraptera)
    Mário A. Navarro-Silva and Ana C. D. Bona

    Applied Aspects
    Plant Resistance and Insect Bioecology and Nutrition

    José D. Vendramim and Elio C. Guzzo
    Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management
    Antônio R. Panizzi, José R. P. Parra, and Flávia A .C. Silva

    Editor Bio(s)

    Antônio R. Panizzi is a research entomologist at the National Wheat Center in Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil.

    José Roberto Postali Parra is a Professor of the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Agricultural Zoology at the College of Agriculture at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Editorial Reviews

    "For production of this volume, Parra and Panizzi assembled a cadre of Brazilian authors who represent the best in the field, along with several chapters in collaboration with international authorities who have spent time in Brazil. This volume offers the most authoritative compilation of up-to-date research on the ecology of insects with emphasis on nutrition and nutritional ecology, as well as the implications for the development of integrated pest management programs applied to the neotropics, arguably the most complex and diverse of the world’s biogeographic zones. This volume is a landmark in a relatively young, multidimensional science, and will greatly contribute toward much-needed further research."
    —Marcos Kogan, Oregon State University

    "It is easy to see why this book has gone through two Brazilian editions and now is translated into English. It contains some immensely interesting and valuable information. … the contributors provide us with easy entry into the fascinating world of insect–host relations. Without exception, the authors have provided comprehensive yet lucid discussions of the most important aspects of each topic treated. The bibliographic information is complete but not overwhelming. … [This book] should be on the reference shelf of anyone working in this field. … Overall, this is a wonderful addition to the entomological literature, and English-speakers will be very grateful that they finally have ready access to this useful publication."
    — John L. Capinera, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Florida Entomologist, March 2013