Chapter 19. Parasitoid Biodiversity and Insect Pest Management

  1. Robert G. Foottit2 and
  2. Peter H. Adler3
  1. John Heraty

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch19

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Heraty, J. (2009) Parasitoid Biodiversity and Insect Pest Management, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • parasitoid biodiversity and insect pest management;
  • parasitoid biodiversity and distribution and how it affects control of pest insects;
  • DNA barcoding and biodiversity of parasitoids;
  • parasitoids - solitary, gregarious (multiple eggs deposited), or polyembryonic;
  • biodiversity and success of insect parasitoids;
  • Hymenoptera (Apocrita);
  • Phoridae - minute flies as scavengers, detritivores, or facultative ‘scavengers’ attacking dying or recently dead ants;
  • Tachinid flies - important factor in management of Macrolepidopteran pests;
  • cryptic species - morphologically similar but reproductively isolated populations;
  • molecules and parasitoid biodiversity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is a Parasitoid?

  • Biodiversity and Success of Insect Parasitoids

  • Where are Parasitoids Most Diverse?

  • Leafmining Parasitoids and Native Landscapes

  • Are parasitoids more diverse in tropical versus temperate climates?

  • Systematics, parasitoids, and pest management

  • Molecules and parasitoid biodiversity

  • Cryptic species

  • DNA barcoding and biodiversity of parasitoids

  • Can molecular markers be applied to understanding biodiversity?

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References