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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT OF INSECT PESTS OF TEMPERATE TREE FRUIT CROPS

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Title: Ants, Wasps, and Bees (Hymenoptera)

Authors
item Reed, Hal -
item Landolt, Peter

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 10, 2009
Publication Date: November 15, 2009
Citation: Reed, H.C., Landolt, P.J. 2009. Ants, Wasps, and Bees (Hymenoptera). pp. 371-396. In: Mullen, G.R. and L.A. Durden (eds). Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2nd edition). Academic Press, New York. Book Chapter.

Interpretive Summary: Stinging wasps, bees, and ants are a problem for farm workers, particularly at harvest when these insects are attracted to ripe fruits. Researchers at the USDA-ARS Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, Wapato, WA, together with personnel at Oral Roberts University compiled available information on the biology, pest status, and management of species of ants, bees and wasps that are pestiferous. This information is summarized in a book chapter for public availability. This publication will assist pest consultants, medical personnel, extension people, and researchers in efforts to educate, to manage pests, and to further advance pest control technologies.

Technical Abstract: Stinging wasps, bees, and ants are a problem for farm workers, particularly at harvest when these insects are attracted to ripe fruits. Researchers at the USDA-ARS Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, Wapato, WA, together with personnel at Oral Roberts University compiled available information on the biology, pest status, and management of species of ants, bees and wasps that are pestiferous. This information is summarized in a book chapter for public availability. This publication will assist pest consultants, medical personnel, extension people, and researchers in efforts to educate, to manage pests, and to further advance pest control technologies.

Last Modified: 7/31/2014