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Species Neumoegenia poetica - Poetry Moth - Hodges#9737

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Bugs of the World
By George C. McGavin
Blandford Press, 1999

How to Know the Immature Insects
By Hung-Fu Chu, Laurence K Cutkomp
Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1992

Photographic Atlas of Entomology and Guide To Insect Identification
By James L. Castner
Feline Press, 2000

Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America
By Richard E. White, Christopher Leahy, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Co, 1998
An excellent value, this book provides a wealth of information. You will be able to identify most things you find to a family. An entomologist recommended this book to me and said that he uses it almost everyday.

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Insects
By Dr. Ross H. Arnett, Dr. Richard L. Jacques
Fireside, 1981

Insects: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
By Herbert S. Zim, Clarence Cottam
St. Martin's Press, 2001

Field Guide to California Insects (2nd Ed.)
By Kip Will, Joyce Gross, Daniel Rubinoff, Jerry A. Powell
University of California Press, 2020
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This is a thoroughly revised & updated version of the classic "California Insects" by Jerry A. Powell & Charles L. Hogue, originally published by UC Press in 1979.

Beyond updated names, additional taxa, and new information...a highlight of the book is the more than 700 illustrative photos...the vast majority exquisitely taken by BugGuide editor Joyce Gross (who besides curating the photos and overseeing their layout, contributed in many other ways large & small).

Observations on Torvothrips kosztarabi (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) Inhabiting Coccoid Galls
By Michael Kosztarab
The Florida Entomologist, Vol. 65, No. 1 (Mar., 1982), pp. 159-164, 1982

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