This book discusses the role of ground beetles as biocontrol agents of different crop pests around the world. The photographs and illustrations of 70 different species of ground beetles are included. The rearing technique section in the book is meant to elaborate the predator rearing conditions, preferred food and the effect of different factors in mortality of different stages (egg, larva, pupa and adult) of ground beetle. In the last part, a comprehensive account on the list of 182 ground beetles along with their prey records, and worldwide distribution of around 457 genus are also included.
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Chitta Ranjan Satpathi is Professor, Agricultural Entomology at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West BEngal, India.
1. Introduction 2. Economic Importance of Different Species of Ground Beetle 3. Mass Rearing of Ground Beetle 4. Appendices