By Michael R. Wagner

The forests of West Africa are advanced, appealing and lower than persevered danger of over exploitation. This monograph, in its moment variation, continues to be the single complete resource of knowledge on economically very important wooded area bugs in West Africa. Many pest bugs mentioned during this e-book have the aptitude to enormously adjust the usage of those precious tropical forests. a number of key pests corresponding to mahogany shoot borer, odum gallfly and pests of endangered tree species like Pericopsis, are widely mentioned. This entire treatise of bugs contains details at the basic woodland disguise kinds and bugs of utilitarian worth. The ebook might be a good worth to foresters, woodland entomologists, researchers, conservation biologists and others with a easy organic curiosity in West African forests.

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Color Plates xxxvii Plate 28 Large Phytolyma gall mass on Milicia spp. some tissue is cut away to expose chambers within the gall where nymphs reside. Plate 29 Phytolyma gall that has burst open releasing psyllid inside. Gall bursting is essential to release psyllid from inside because psyllids lack chewing mouth parts. xxxviii Color Plates Plate 30 Milicia seedling that has lost its leaves exposing extensive number of large galls. Color Plates xxxix Plate 31 Dr. Paul Bosu standing in provenance plantation of Milicia spp.

Plate 65 Gardens established to attract butterflies for public viewing. Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary. lxiv Color Plates Plate 66 Large red flowers of Clerodendron sp. that is highly attractive to butterflies. Color Plates lxv Plate 67 Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary Guest House within the Bobiri Forest Reserve, Kubease, Ghana. Plate 68 Butterflies painted by local artists direct visitors to Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary reception area.

Plate 57 Treating lumber by dipping into tank of wood preservative. Common procedure before export. lviii Plate 58 Subterranean termite mound in Guinea savannah near Buipe, Ghana. Color Plates Color Plates lix Plate 59 Fungus gardens within a subterranean termite mound. Plate 60 Close-up of convoluted wood fiber mat upon which fungi are cultivated by termites. lx Plate 61 Termite queen encased in a hard clay “royal chamber”. Color Plates Color Plates lxi Plate 62 Fruiting bodies of the termite cultivated fungus, Termitomyces sp.

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