Historical review of Bruchid studies in Japan.- 1. Biology and Control of Bruchid.- Biology.- Bionomics of Bruchidius incarnatus Boh. in Egypt.- Regulatation of autonomic physiological functions during reproductive diapause of Bruchus affinis.- Role of physical and chemical stimuli of legume host seeds in comparative oviposi-tional behaviour of Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) and C. chinensis (Linn.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae).- Chemical ecology of Bruchids.- Control.- Some promising physical, botanical and chemical methods for the protection of some grain legumes against Bruchids in storage under Bangladesh conditions.- Carbon dioxide as a control agent for Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) in stored adzuki bean.- Effect of vegetable oils on the ovipositional behaviour of Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius).- Effect of five botanicals as protectants of greengram against the pulse beetle Callosobruchus maculates.- Insecticidal actions of several plants to Callosobruchus chinensis.- Insecticidal control of cowpea weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus F., a pest of mungbean.- Pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum L.) and crop loss - Implications for management.- Plant quarantine and fumigation of imported grain legumes in Japan.- 2. Life Cycle and Coevolution of Bruchid and Legume.- Taxonomic Feature and Life Cycle of Bruchidae.- New world Bruchidae: Past, present, future.- A synopsis of the Bruchid fauna of Japan.- Diversity in life cycle patterns of Bruchids occurring in Japan (Coleoptera: Bruchidae).- Life history of the azuki bean weevil, Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), in the field.- Coevolution of Bruchid and Legume.- Biochemical adaptations by the bruchid beetle Caryedes brasiliensis.- Coevolutionary relations between Bruchids and their host plants. The influence on the physiology of the insects.- Coevolution of Bruchidae and their hosts: Evidence, conjecture, and conclusions.- Breeding of Bruchid-resistant Legumes.- Systematics of the azuki bean group in the genus Vigna.- Cross compatibility and cytogenetical relationships among Asian Vigna species.- Genetics and breeding for Bruchid resistance in Asiatic Vigna species.- Breeding for Bruchid resistance in cowpea.- Bruchid resistance factors in Phaseolus and Vigna legumes.- Biochemical resistance to Bruchid attack in legume seeds; investigation and exploitation.- 3. Laboratory Population Ecology of Bruchids and their Parasites.- Bruchid Life History, Ecology, and Evolution.- Life histories of stored-products insects.- Biotype variation and host change in Bruchids: Causes and effects in the evolution of Bruchid pests.- Experimental character displacement in the Adzuki bean weevil, Callosobruchus chinensis.- Alternative life-histories in Callosobruchus maculatus: Environmental and genetic bases.- Behavioral Interaction.- Behavioral ecology of Callosobruchus maculates.- Sex-ratio determination in three wasp ectoparasitic on bean weevil larvae.- The mechanisms of contest and scramble competition in Bruchid species.- Adaptations of Callosobruchus species to competition.- Population Dynamics.- Comparison of the density-dependent population process between laboratory and wild strains of Callosobruchus chinensis (L.).- Population processes and dynamics of laboratory populations of Callosobruchus spp.- Simulation of Professor Utida's classic experiment on an interaction between the azuki bean weevil and its parasitic wasp.- A list of the legumes treated in the book and in the Symposium (ISBL-II).