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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

Biological control of insect pests and weeds.
By DeBach, P. (Ed.)
Chapman and Hall, London. xxiv + 844 pp., 1964
DeBach, P. (Ed.) 1964. Biological control of insect pests and weeds. Chapman and Hall, London. xxiv + 844 pp.

Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
By Bernhard Misof et al.
Science Vol. 346, 763, 2014
Bernhard Misof et al., Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution, Science 346, 763 (2014).

Re placement, Footnote 1 states, "The term 'insects' is used here in a broad sense and synonymous to Hexapoda (including the ancestrally wingless Protura, Collembola, and Diplura)".

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Revision of the Blastobasidae of North America
By Dietze, W.G.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1910
Dietze, W.G., 1910. Revision of the Blastobasidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 36: 1-72.

A Field Guide to Insects and Diseases of California Oaks
By Tedmund J. Swiecki & Elizabeth A. Bernhardt
Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2006
A USDA publication, available at:

  https://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/psw_gtr197/psw_gtr197.pdf

Good survey of insects & diseases of California oaks...useful for those interested in CA oak ecology.

Stability in Lepidoptera names is not served by reversal to gender agreement: a response to Wiemers et al. (2018)
By Van Nieukerken, E.J., O. Karsholt, A. Hausmann, J.D. Holloway, P. Huemer, I.J. Kitching, M. Nuss, G.R. Pohl, H. Rajaei, E. Rennl
Nota Lepidopterologica, 42(1): 101-111., 2019
Van Nieukerken, E.J., O. Karsholt, A. Hausmann, J.D. Holloway, P. Huemer, I.J. Kitching, M. Nuss, G.R. Pohl, H. Rajaei, E. Rennland, J. Rodeland, R. Rougerie, M.J. Scoble, S.Y. Sinev & M. Sommerer, 2019. Stability in Lepidoptera names is not served by reversal to gender agreement: a response to Wiemers et al. (2018). Nota Lepidopterologica, 42(1): 101-111. https://doi.org/10.3897/nl.42.34187

Praying Mantises of the United States and Canada
By Kris Anderson
Independently published, 2018
This peer reviewed text includes a dichotomous key to all 15 genera of Mantodea found in the U.S. and Canada. Extremely detailed descriptions are provided for each of the 27 species found within this region, including two newly listed invasive species and two newly described species. One new genus is established along with several taxonomic revisions and clarifications. Species treatments include taxonomic illustrations, precise morphological descriptions, accurate morphometry, complete natural history documentation, exhaustive historical literature review, and detailed distribution range maps.