Australian Psylloidea

Australian Psylloidea - Jumping Plantlice and Lerp Insects cover

Australian Psylloidea
Jumping Plantlice and Lerp Insects

Jumping Plantlice and Lerp Insects

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Damage from heavy lerp infestations on eucalypts is a familiar sight to most urban Australians, but few are aware of the insects causing this damage or their life cycles. Did you know, too, that the exquisitely shaped, tiny sugary lerps covering some of the insects were collected by aborigines for food? Today, however, psylloid insects are of special interest as pests and potential biocontrol agents in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Thus, they are of concern to quarantine and biosecurity in Australia and elsewhere, as well as to natural resource managers.

This book discusses psylloid biology and gives a key to genera, comprehensive information on host plants and natural enemies, looks at economic significance, and gives a full listing of Australian species and their broad distributions. It sets the scene for further much-needed research on the group and, containing beautiful illustrations, is a valuable handbook for professionals, amateurs and students.

About this book

Publishers: Australian Biological Resources Study
Year: 2004
Author: D.Hollis
ISBN-10: 0 642 56836 7
ISBN-13: 978 0 642 56836 6
Size: 210 × 148 mm (A5)
Number of pages: xvi + 216 pages, index
Binding: Softcover, wiro bound (spiral)
Illustrations: 16 pages in full colour, 90 two-colour plates