Editor: Lovleen Marwaha

The Wax Moth: A Problem or a Solution?

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Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-981-5123-83-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5123-82-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151238211230101

Introduction

The Wax Moth: A Problem or a Solution? Covers the biology, development, morphometric characters, pheromones, mating, reproduction of the greater wax moth, which is a major pest in bee colonies. It also gives tips to beekeeping enthusiasts and professionals on how to manage wax moth infestations. Finally, it elucidates the involvement of wax moths in plastic degradation.

Key Features

· A complete overview of the basic biology of the greater wax moth

· A quick guide on wax moth pest control

· Tips for beekeepers to enhance colony growth for sustainable apiculture

· Information for researchers on the wax moth’s involvement in plastic degradation

· Simple text for readers of all levels

· References for additional reading

The Wax Moth: A Problem or a Solution? Is a comprehensive yet quick reference that is ideal for entomology and agriculture students, researchers, academicians and beekeepers (both professional and hobbyist).

Audience

Entomology students and researchers; amateur and professional beekeepers.

Foreword

- Pp. i

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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)
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An Introductory Review on the Wax Moth; a Devastating Pest of the Honey Bees

- Pp. 1-15 (15)
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Morphometric Characteristics of the Wax Moth

- Pp. 16-30 (15)
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Sequential Developmental Events in the Wax Moth Life Cycle

- Pp. 31-47 (17)
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The Wax Moth Pheromone, Moth Influence, and Associated Glands

- Pp. 48-55 (8)
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Mating and Reproduction in the Wax Moth: A Sequence of Events

- Pp. 56-66 (11)
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The Possible Wax Moth Infestation Regulation

- Pp. 67-75 (9)
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Plastic Biodegradation by the Wax Moth: A Viable Alternative

- Pp. 76-89 (14)
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Subject Index

- Pp. 90-91 (2)
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