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Table of Contents Introduction 6 I. The Most Dangerous Insects Mosquitoes 10 II. Evolution In Action The House Fly 30 III. What Darwin Wished He Knew Drosophila 43 IV. Natural Selection Outflanks Farmers Corn Rootworms 55 V. How a Species Becomes Two Species Fruit Flies 64 VI. Guaranteeing Descendants: The Numbers Game Aphids 75 VII. Guaranteeing Descendants: The Role of Parental Care Tsetse Fly 85 VIII. Surviving Winter as a Sleeping Egg The Evergreen Bagworm 92 IX. Escaping Predators by Deception Black Swallowtail Butterfly 106 X. Why Insects are Such Picky Eaters The Cabbage White Butterfly 123 XI. "Nutritional Wisdom" Corn Earworm 136 XII. Invaders from Abroad Gypsy Moth 149 XIII. An American Saves the French Wine Industry Grape Phylloxera 166 XIV. An Insecticide "Creates" New Pests Codling Moth 178 XV. From Low to High Tech Controls European Corn Borer 190 XVI. The Demise of DDT Japanese Beetle 201 XVII. Their Passing from the Agricultural Scene Chinch Bug 215 XVIII. Synchrony with the Seasons Hessian Fly 229 XIX. An Insect to Control Another Insect Cottony Cushion Scale 241 XX. Extermination by Subverting the Sex Act Screwworm Fly 252 Epilogue 265 Notes 273
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Insect pests -- Ecology.
Insects -- Ecology.