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Biological Control Strategies

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/9781501747953.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter assesses biological control strategies that can reduce turfgrass insect pest populations. Biological control refers to the suppression of pest populations through the activity of living ... More


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


Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Patricia J. Vittum

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The first edition of this reference work became known as the bible of turfgrass entomology upon publication in 1987. It has proved invaluable to professional entomologists, commercial turf managers, ... More


Minor Insect Pests

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
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January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter identifies minor insect pests. Many turfgrass insects and mites are considered major pests, either because they are troublesome on a regular basis over a wide geographic area or cause ... More


Scarabaeid Pests: Subfamily Aphodiinae

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/9781501747953.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter highlights the black turfgrass ataenius. The black turfgrass ataenius, in the order Coleoptera, family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Aphodiinae, is one of 63 Ataenius species recognized in the ... More


Scarabaeid Pests: Subfamily Rutelinae

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/9781501747953.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter looks at the Japanese beetle, in the order Coleoptera, family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Rutelinae (shiny leaf chafer), tribe Anomalini. The Japanese beetle is considered the single most ... More


Coleopteran Pests: Family Curculionidae

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/9781501747953.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter addresses several species of billbugs and weevils which damage turfgrass in North America. These insects have historically been classified in the family Curculionidae. At least 11 ... More


Hymenopteran Pests: Family Formicidae

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/9781501747953.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter explores the many species of ants, order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae, which invade turfgrass areas throughout the United States. The subfamily Formicinae includes many ants found on ... More


Scarabaeid Pests: Subfamily Melolonthinae

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

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2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter focuses on the Asiatic garden beetle, in the order Coleoptera, family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Melolonthinae, tribe Sericini. Adult Asiatic garden beetles are pests of ornamental plants ... More


Vertebrate Pests

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/9781501747953.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses vertebrate pests. Vertebrates become destructive to turfgrass in most cases simply because an attractive food supply exists in the turfgrass or soil below. Most often that food ... More


Hemipteran Pests: Suborder Homoptera

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/9781501747953.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter assesses several kinds of insects in the suborder Homoptera which are turfgrass pests. These include the greenbug (an aphid), two-lined spittlebug, several species of mealybugs, and ... More


Hymenopteran Pests: Families Sphecidae and Vespidae

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/9781501747953.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter studies bees and wasps in the families Sphecidae and Vespidae. Many ground-nesting bees and wasps become troublesome pests of turfgrass in much the same way that ants are a pest. Their ... More


Dipteran Pests: Families Tipulidae and Chloropidae

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/9781501747953.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter describes two invasive crane fly species which are pests of turfgrass, particularly in the northwestern and northeastern United States, as well as southern British Columbia and the ... More


Scarabaeid Pests: Subfamily Cetoniinae

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/9781501747953.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses the green June beetle, which is a member of the order Coleoptera, family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae. Adults of this subfamily have the epimeron of the mesothorax ... More


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