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Freshwater macroinvertebrates of Northeastern North America
By Peckarsky, B. L., P. Fraissinet, M. A. Penton, and D. J. Conklin, Jr.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY., 1990
easy-to-use illustrated keys to genera; the link can be added to many order and fam. pages

Insects of Western North America
By Edward Oliver Essig. 1926.
The MacMillan Company, 1926
Subtitle: "A manual and textbook for students in colleges and universities and a handbook for county, state and federal entomologists and agriculturalists as well as for foresters, farmers, gardeners, travelers, and lovers of nature."

A thorough compendium of the biology, ecology, economy and distribution of insects in western North America, west of the continental divide.

Essig, E.O. 1926. Insects of Western North America. The Macmillan Company, New York. 766 b/w figs or photos, xi + 1035 pp.

Aquatic Insects of North America
By R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg
Kendall/Hunt, 2008
Over 1,000 pages citing 6,000 references. Contains keys and illustrations. Keys to larvae typically go to genus.

Fourth edition; previous editions dated 1978, 1984, 1996.

Scanned version of third edition available on Google books (missing some pages).

Parasitic Insects
By R. R. Askew
Elsevier, 1971

Learn About ... Texas Insects.
By Chris Durden. 1999. Texas Parks & Wildlife Press, Austin. 60 pp.
University of Texas Press, 1999
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Chris Durden is Curator Emeritus of Entomology and Geology, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin.

Durden, C. 1999. Learn About ... Texas Insects. Texas Parks & Wildlife Press, Austin. 60 pp.

Explanation of terms used in entomology
By John Bernardh Smith
Brooklyn Entomological Society, 1906
Viewable and downloadable in various formats from the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Guide to the Study of Insects (and a Treatise on Those Injurious and Beneficial to Crops)
By A. S. Packard, Jr., M.D.
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1878
A wealth of natural history information, although there are a lot of outdated names that require some detective work.

The Songs of Insects
By Lang Elliott, Wil Hershberger
Houghton Mifflin, 2007
A book/CD combination with excellent photos, brief species accounts, and recorded songs of 75 North American species--mostly orthoptera, but a few cicadas as well.

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