Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Third Edition, targets upper-level undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate students who are taking courses in Medical Entomology, Veterinary Entomology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Public Health Entomology, Wildlife Entomology, Vector-Borne Diseases and Emerging Diseases. These courses are taught in various (mainly University) departments, including those that specialize in Biology, Zoology, Entomology, Parasitology and Public Health. Students in Colleges of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine will also benefit from this valuable resource, as will practicing physicians, veterinarians, general entomologists, parasitologists, epidemiologists, and wildlife biologists.
- Captures the recent and important new developments for many arthropod groups and the pathogens/parasites they transmit
- Covers recent advances in molecular techniques
- Includes figures (approximately one-third new to the edition) that are available for download by instructors for teaching purposes
1. Introduction 2. Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods 3. Arthropod Toxins and Venoms 4. Epidemiology of Vector-borne Diseases 5. Forensic Entomology 6. Cockroaches (Blattaria) 7. Lice (Phthiraptera) 8. True Bugs (Hemiptera) 9. Beetles (Coleoptera) 10. Fleas (Siphonaptera) 11. Flies (Diptera) 12. Moth Flies and Sand Flies (Psychodidae) 13. Biting Midges (Ceratopogonidae) 14. Black Flies (Simuliidae) 15. Mosquitoes (Culicidae) 16. Horse Flies and Deer Flies (Tabanidae) 17. Muscid Flies (Muscidae) 18. Tsetse Flies (Glossinidae) 19. Myiasis (Muscoidea, Oestroidea) 20. Louse Flies, Keds, and Related Flies (Hippoboscoidea) 21. Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera) 22. Ants, Wasps, and Bees (Hymenoptera) 23. Scorpions (Scorpiones) 24. Solpugids (Solifugae) and Vinegaroons (Thelyphonida) 25. Spiders (Araneae) 26. Mites (Acari) 27. Ticks (Ixodida) 28. Molecular Tools Used in Medical and Veterinary Entomology Appendix: Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical and Veterinary Importance
Gary Mullen is Professor of Entomology emeritus in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University, AL, USA. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology at Cornell University before serving as medical entomologist and administrator of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Program, Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1975 as a medical-veterinary entomologist, acarologist, and aquatic ecologist, teaching courses and conducting research at Auburn for 34 years. His major areas of research have focused on biting flies, notably mosquitoes and biting midges, and ticks as vectors of animal pathogens
Durden, Lance A.
Lance Durden is Professor of Vector Ecology and Curator of the Insect Collection in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of London, UK and has worked at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Auburn University in Alabama, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author or co-author of approximately 300 peer-reviewed publications including 24 book chapters and 7 books or monographs. His research focuses on ectoparasitic arthropods and vector-borne diseases.