Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers, 2nd Edition

A Color Handbook

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers, 2nd Edition,David Alford,ISBN9780123985156


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A unique reference source for all involved in the recognition, biology and control of the pests of ornamental crops

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Key Features

  • Contains coverage of more than 60 new pests and nearly 90 additional color photographs
  • Discusses principles of pest control of ornamental plants, followed by sections on the various pests


Ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers have always been extremely popular and in large demand. Whether in gardens or parks, common usage of alpines, bedding plants, cacti, cut flowers, house plants and pot plants, as well as herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees makes a definitive volume on their pests of essential value to entomologists and plant scientists. The fully revised and updated second edition of Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers follows up the successful previous edition with coverage of many new pests and highly detailed color photographs. The book opens with a review of the main features of insects, mites and other major pest groups. . Each major order and family of pests is considered in turn, with details of their status, host range, world distribution, diagnostic features and biology. Descriptions of the characteristic damage caused are also given.


Entomologists and plant scientists

David Alford

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Regional Entomologist and Head of Entomology Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Cambridge, UK

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers, 2nd Edition

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers, 2nd edition: A Color Handbook

David V. Alford, BSc PhD



- Collembola (springtails)

- Orthoptera (crickets and grasshoppers)

- Dermaptera (earwigs)

- Dictyoptera (cockroaches and mantises)

- Hemiptera (true bugs)

- Thysanoptera (thrips)

- Coleoptera (beetles)

- Diptera (true flies)

- Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

- Trichoptera (caddis flies)

- Hymenoptera (ants, bees, sawflies and wasps)

- Mites

Miscellaneous pests:

- woodlice

- millepedes

- symphylids

- nematodes

- slugs and snails

- earthworms

- birds

- mammals

Selected bibliography

Index of host plants

General index

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