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Family Ascalaphidae - Owlflies

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A guide to the lacewings (Neuroptera) of Costa Rica
By Norman D. Penny (author & editor), Kevin M. Hoffman, Martin Meinander, Victor J. Monserrat, Lionel A. Stange
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 53(12): 161-457, 2002
This is an excellent, relatively recent, and richly illustrated treatment of the order Neuroptera in Costa Rica. Although its geographic focus is outside our area, it can still be helpful for BugGuide users in various ways. It is fully accessible online at this link.

For convenient access, linked page numbers for family treatments and figures are given below:

  Family Ascalaphididae:   Text pp. 176-185 (Norm Penny),   Figures: pp. 293-299

Nomina Insecta Nearctica
By Poole, Robert W., Inc.
Nomina Insecta Nearctica was originally published in a series of 4 rather large volumes. Each of the volumes have now been broken down into separate volumes, making downloading easier and faster and also allows you to take only those particular segments of the checklist of interest to you. Additionally, superfluous pages (blanks and title pages) have been eliminated.

Volume 1 - Coleoptera, Strepsiptera
Volume 2 - Hymenoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera

Insects on Dried Fruits - Agriculture Handbook 464
By Perez Simmons and Howard D. Nelson
United States Department of Agriculture , 1975
Publication covers beetles, moths, flies, wasps & bees, ants, barklice, mites and black widow.

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E. H. Strickland Museum
University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences
Search over 330,000 individual specimens held in the Museum's online database here

Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health
University of Georgia
Descriptions and images of invasive and exotic insects

Browse list here

Insect Migration.
By Williams, C.B.
Collins, London. xiii + 237 pp., 1958
Williams, C.B. 1958. Insect migration. Collins, London. xiii + 237 pp.

IMp: The customizable LEGO® Pinned Insect Manipulator
By Dupont S., Price B., and Blagoderov V.
ZooKeys, 2015
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Thought this might be useful for those trying to photograph their collections and it's fairly ingenious. The authors are based at the Natural History Museum London

We present a pinned insect manipulator (IMp) constructed of LEGO® building bricks with two axes of movement and two axes of rotation. In addition we present three variants of the IMp to emphasise the modular design, which facilitates resizing to meet the full range of pinned insect specimens, is fully customizable, collapsible, affordable and does not require specialist tools or knowledge to assemble.

A guide to the Megaloptera and aquatic Neuroptera of Florida
By Rasmussen A.K., Pescador M.L.
Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, Div. Water Resource Management. Tallahassee. iii+45 pp., 2002

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