File:  <medical.htm>                                <Medical Index>           <General Index>               Site Description       Grants & Donations      Glossary     <Navigate to Home>    

 

An Introduction to Medical Entomology

For educational purposes.

                                                       [This site functions optimally with Safari or Microsoft Internet Explorer]

 

                      An Introduction To MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY 1

                                                                             (Contact)     Dedication

 

                          The Importance of Insects and other Arthropods in the Spread of Human Diseases

 

     ----Please CLICK on desired underlined links to view:

 

Introduction

Arthropoda

Arachnida

Acarina

Hexapoda

Orders & Families

Diseases & Vectors

Identification Keys

Insect Morphology

Reknown Researchers

Biological Control

Entomology

 

Introduction

   Arthropoda,  Arachnida,  Crustacea,  Hexapoda

Arthropoda

  Crustacea (aquatic) -- (ID)

     Pentastomida (Tongue Worms)

  Arachnida (ID) (Spiders, Scorpions, Mites, Ticks)

    Acarina (Mites) (ID)

      Ixodoidea (Ticks)

      Parasitoidea (Bird, Reptile & Mammal parasites)

      Sarcoptoidea (Bird, Mammal & Insect parasites)

      Trombidoidea (Chiggers)

      Tarsonemoidea (Itch mites)

      Tyroglyphoidea (Cause dermatitis)

      Demodicoidea (Hair-follicle mites)

Hexapoda (Insects) (ID)

 -- Insect Morphology -- Insect ID -- Insect Taxonomy

Medically Important Insect Orders & Families

    Blattaria (Cockroaches) [Formerly with Orthoptera] (ID)

    Phthiraptera, Anoplura) (Biting & Sucking lice) (ID)

   Hemiptera (Bedbugs, Assassin bugs) (ID-1) -- (ID-2)

   

    Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants) (ID)

    Diptera (Flies, Mosquitoes, Biting flies & Midges) (ID-1)

           -- (ID-2)

    Ceratopogonidae (Heleidae) -- (Punkies, No-see-ums)

    Caliphoridae -- (Blowflies)

    Chloropidae -- (Eye gnats)

    Culicidae -- (Mosquitoes)

    Hippoboscidae -- (Mammal parasites)

    Muscidae -- (Housefly, Stablefly, Bushfly)

    Oestridae -- (Warble- & Bot flies)

    Orthoptera -- (Grasshoppers, Crickets)

    Psychodidae -- (Midges, Sand flies)

    Rhagionidae -- (Snipe flies)

    Sarcophagidae -- (Flesh flies)

    Simuliidae -- (Black flies, Buffalo gnats)

    Siphonaptera (Fleas) (ID)

    Tabanidae -- (Horse- & Deer flies)

    Myiasis Causing Flies (ID)

  Irritating & Disease-Causing Arthropods

  List of Illustrations

 

 

  Key References:     <medvet.ref.htm>     [Additional references may be found at: MELVYL Library]

Brusca, R. C., & G. J. Brusca.  2003.  Invertebrates. 2nd Edition. Sinauer Publ., Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Chapman, A. D.  2009.  Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World. 2nd edition. Australian Govt, Dept. of Environ., Water,

      Heritage & Arts. Canberra.

Cheng, Thomas C.  2012.  General Parasitology.  Elsevier Science. p. 660.

Colless, D.H.; McAlpine, D.K. (1991). The Insects of Australia. Volume 2. (2 ed.). CSIRO. pp. 754–755.

Edgecombe, G. D.,  G. Giribet, C. W. Dunn, A. Hejnol,  R. M. Kristensen,  R. C.  Neves,  G. W. Rouse,  K. Worsaae & M. V. Sørensen.

      2011.  Higher-level metazoan relationships: Recent progress & remaining questions. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 11(2): 151-172.

Hechemy, K. E. & A. F. Azad.  2001.  Endemic typhus, and epidemic typhus.  IN:  The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-Transmitted Infections of Man and

Hinkle, Nancy C. 2010. Ekbom Syndrome: The Challenge of “Invisible Bug” Infestations. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 55: 77–94.

Lane, R. P. & R. W. Crosskey.  1993. Medical insects and arachnids.  British Nat. Hist Mus., London, Springer Pub.

Matheson, R. 1950.  Medical Entomology.  Comstock Publ. Co, Inc.  610 p.

Service, M.  2008.  Medical Entomology For Students.  Cambridge Univ. Press.  289 p

Tudge, C. 2000. The Variety of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Legner, E. F.  1995.  Biological control of Diptera of medical and veterinary importance.  J. Vector Ecology 20(1): 59-120.

Legner, E. F.  2000.  Biological control of aquatic Diptera.  p. 847-870.  Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera,

      Vol. 1, Science Herald, Budapest.  978 p.

Mullen, G. & L. Durden.  2009.  Medical & Veterinary Entomology.  Academic Press  2009. 

Walker, A.R. (1994). Arthropods of Humans 7 Domestic Animals.  A Guide to Preliminary Identification..Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 78–79.

 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

SPECIFICATIONS

 

       Files were created in Microsoft Word.   Italics are represented in underlined or true italics format.  Non-English references are given in English whenever possible, or in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, each with characteristic letters and accents.  The Czech alphabet, because of its phonetic quality, is used to cite references in Slavic languages.  This database is progressively  corrected, updated, distributed free of charge; and should not be reviewed, abstracted or quoted without agreement of the cited authors and or publishers.

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

PURPOSE OF WEBSITE

 

     This site is an international, intergovernmental, not-for-profit database coordinated by researchers in the University of California and associated agencies worldwide.  Its mission is to facilitate the dissemination, application and generation of knowledge in support of sustainable solutions to problems in agriculture, forestry, human health and the management of natural resources, and with particular attention to the needs of developing countries. Contentious published material is included for discussion and evaluation, and is not part of formal curricula at the University of California. There are no restrictions on the use and dissemination of information, as long as it is for non-profit educational purposes.  This is a self-contained database with a minimum of links outside its limits.  Independent Internet searches are encouraged for greater detail on a particular subject.  All information contained herein is for general public use according to the rules set by the Creative Common Deed.