Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit
Title: INSECT BIOLOGY AND IDENTIFICATION Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 14, 2006
Publication Date: February 14, 2006
Citation: Campbell, J.F. 2006. Insect biology and identification. Meeting Abstract. IFC 2006 Technical Conference, Overland Park, KS, Feb. 14, 2006. Technical Abstract: An overview of the biology of five important stored-product pests (Indianmeal moth, red flour beetle, lesser grain borer, sawtoothed grain beetle, and warehouse beetle) will be presented. For each pest species, aspects of their taxonomy, lifecycle, behavior, and population dynamics will be covered. Implications for pest monitoring and management will also be discussed. Some of the factors that determine the relative importance of a particular pest species, such as facility type, location, commodity types, and time of year, will be discussed. These points will be illustrated using results from monitoring studies in different types of grain handling and food processing facilities.