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Entomology: Current Status and Future Strategies
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Ganguly, Arijit and Khokan Naskar
xxiii+279p., figs., tabls., indx., 25 cm
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Weight :  600 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9789351249405
Status: LATEST(In Stock) 
Price: Rs 1895.00  

The book is divided into seven segments: Insect diversity and conservation, environmental toxicology of insects, insect taxonomy, insect behaviour, medicinal value of insects, Insects as food for human and livestock, and insect pest management.
In the first segment there is a general discussion on the biodiversity and conservation of insects with emphasis on India, next will be a chapter on grasshopper diversity, followed by how acridid grasshoppers play an important role in conserving forest ecosystem health. In the second segment it will be discovered how heavy metal pollution is impacting grasshopper population. The third segment will dealing with a wide taxonomical review on the order Diptera that have medical importance. In the fourth segment the foraging behaviour of two ant species has been revealed. In the fifth segment you will gain knowledge about nutraceuticals and medicinal insects that is yet a very less explored field. In the sixth segment we have tried to put some lights on the edible insects of Latin American countries, which will followed by a discussion on a very special group of Mexican edible hemipteran: The Jumiles. The last chapter of this segment will disclose nutrients and anti-nutrients of a potential food insect from India. In the concluding seventh segment ideas of pest control using semiochemicals will be revealed that are most recent eco-friendly way for pest management. This segment will be concluded with a discussion on the management of a very special and devastating group: The Locusts. We are very sure that readers will enjoy this book and the information provided in this book will be utilized by the researchers working on insect science across the globe.

Dedication v
Foreword vii
Preface ix
The Contributors xv
Editorial
1. From the Chief Editor’s Desk 3
? Arijit Ganguly
Section 1: Insect Diversity and Conservation
2. Insect Diversity and Needs for its Conservation with
Special Emphasis on the Indian Subcontinent 9
? Dipanwita Das and Sudipta Mandal
3. Diversity of Grasshopper Communities with the Cropping
Patterns of a Rice Agro-ecosystem in West Bengal, India 23
? Ranita Chakravorty, Parimalendu Haldar and Santanu Ray
4. Role of Acridids in Conservation and Management of
Forest Ecosystem 39
? Hiroj Kumar Saha and Parimalendu Haldar
Section 2: Environmental Toxicology of Insects
5. Influence of Heavy Metals on the Hatching Abilities and
Embryonic Duration of Two Common Indian
Short-Horn Grasshoppers 51
? Chandrik Malakar
Section 3: Insect Taxonomy
6. An Introduction to True Fly: Classification and Diversity
of Diptera 61
? Nilotpol Paul and Abhijit Mazumdar
Section 4: Insect Behaviour
7. Food-Induced Food-Transporting Strategies of the Ants
Pheidole roberti and Paratrechina longicornis 125
? K. Naskar and S.K. Raut
Section 5: Medicinal Value of Insects
8. Nutraceutical and Medicinal Insects:
An Unexplored Research Field 137
? Arias Barrera Ana Isabel, Pino Moreno José Manuel
Section 6: Insects as Food for Human and Livestock
9. Edible Insects in some Latin American Countries:
Advantages and Prospects 171
? Pino Moreno José Manuel, Reyes Prado Humberto
and García Flores Alejandro
10. The “Jumiles” (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae and Coreidae) in
the State of Morelos, Mexico: Taxonomy,
Distribution and Commercialization 191
? Pino Moreno José Manuel, García Flores Alejandro,
Monroy Martínez Rafael and Barreto Sánchez Sandra Denisse
11. Nutrients and Anti-nutrients Present in Oxya fuscovittata
(Orthoptera: Acrididae): Looking beyond
Proximate Composition 215
? Arijit Ganguly and Parimalendu Haldar
Section 7: Insect Pest Management
12. Role of Semiochemicals in Vegetable Insect Pests Management 227
? Jaydeep Halder and Atanu Seni
13. Semiochemicals and Insect Pest Management 239
? Norma Robledo, Humberto Reyes Prado and René Arzuffi
14. Desert Locust Management: Present and Future Prospects 261
? Sory Cisse
Index 275

Dr. Arijit Ganguly is presently working as an Assistant Professor of Zoology in the Achhruram Memorial College, Jhalda, Purulia in West Bengal, India. He has completed his master and PhD degrees from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. He was further trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Since last ten years, Dr. Ganguly is working in the field of utilisation of insects as food for livestock. He has published more than 20 research articles in the journals of international repute, and authored one book.
Khokan Naskar is an Assistant Professor of Zoology, Achhruram Memorial College, Jhalda, Purulia, West Bengal, India. For several years he has been investigating different behavioural aspects of ants occurring in and around Kolkata, West Bengal. His publications on ants are impressive. He obtained his M.Sc. degree from University of Calcutta and taught in a higher secondary school as Biology teacher before joining as an Assistant Professor. He has a keen interest regarding foreign languages and learnt German language for three years from Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata. He is also a licensed amateur radio operator.

   

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  Ganguly, Arijit
Khokan Naskar
 
   

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Diversity,
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Toxicology,
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Medicinal
Value
Insects,
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