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Common Insect Pests of Stored Food Products.

COMMON INSECT PESTS of STORED FOOD PRODUCTS

COMMON INSECT PESTS of STORED FOOD PRODUCTS, a guide to their identification. 7th edition. Edited by Laurence Mound. 68 pages with index. Price: 5.00 [pounds]. (UK: British Museum, Natural History)

Originally this book was written and published during the Second World War and then was completely revised back in 1980. However, as it is still popular, a further revision has been prepared by the Keeper of Entomology at the British Museum.

This book assumes that its readers can recognise the major insect Orders and are familiar with the basic terminology used and the structure of insects. The keys used to identify the various genera and species are given to help the reader identify an insect in the same manner as the editor. Whilst this sounds easy, as he says, much of the damage to crops and food materials is done by the immature stages of an insects' life cycle whereas most species are more easily recognised as full adults.

The sections of the text are divided into Bristletails, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Booklice, Bugs, Beetles, Moths and butterflies, Ants, bees and wasps, and Flies. All these sections are carefully divided down and there is a most useful index at the back of the book.
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