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Coleopteran Pests: Family Scarabaeidae

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter studies Coleopteran pests. The larvae of turfgrass-infesting species of the family Scarabaeidae constitute a large complex whose members (white grubs) are similar in general appearance, ... More


Insects and Mites: Turf Association

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses the habitats of turfgrass insects. Destructive turfgrass insects and mites can be grouped according to the habitat in which the destructive stage of the arthropod spends most ... More


Turfgrass in the Modern Environment

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada: Third Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of turfgrasses. Turfgrass typically refers to an individual plant or species and turf refers to a uniform stand of grass or a mixture of grasses mowed at a ... More


Insects and Near Relatives

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada: Third Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter presents a taxonomy of insects. Insects and mites belong to a larger category of related animals, the phylum Arthropoda. Of all arthropods, mites and spiders are the most closely related ... More


Lepidopteran Pests: Family Hesperiidae

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter explores the fiery skipper, which belongs to the order Lepidoptera, family Hesperiidae, subfamily Hesperiinae. Members of this family, called skippers, were named for their fast, erratic ... More


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