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By David Rees

Insect infestations in grains and different saved nutrients and fiber items reason annual losses worthy many thousands of greenbacks around the world. This illustrated advisor allows experts and non-specialists to tell apart the main pests of sturdy kept items stumbled on during the global.

It describes the right way to establish each one pest crew or species and summarizes the most recent details on their biology, ecology, geographical distribution, the wear and tear they reason and their monetary value. thousands of colour pictures illustrate the picking good points of crucial beetles, moths, psocids, insects and wasps present in saved items.

Essential info on inspection and trapping are incorporated to help within the early detection of infestations, permitting extra time to plot and adopt powerful pest regulate. an in depth bibliography presents a handy access element to the really good literature on those bugs.

This concise but accomplished reference is a vital software for individuals liable for the garage and dealing with of dried sturdy items of plant and animal beginning world wide.

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Most economic species of the genus Dinoderus can be identified using the key of Spilman (1982). Morphological characters to separate genera of storage bostrichids Dinoderus spp. (Figures 22–24) ● Length about 3 mm, but broader than R. dominica. Colour – dark brown (Figure 22–23). ● Tip of abdomen with rounded corners when viewed from above or below (Figure 22). ● When viewed from the side end of the elytra is rounded, like a quarter of a circle (Figure 23). ● Two oval shaped depressions in pronotum – present in most species but not D.

Gibbium spp. Pronotum covered with golden hair, elytra shiny black and hairless (Figure 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mezium spp. 3 Elytra with patches of dark brown and black hairs amongst golden hairs, above which are erect golden hairs of variable length arranged in longitudinal rows (Figure 20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Gibbium spp. Pronotum covered with golden hair, elytra shiny black and hairless (Figure 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mezium spp. 3 Elytra with patches of dark brown and black hairs amongst golden hairs, above which are erect golden hairs of variable length arranged in longitudinal rows (Figure 20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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