The water boatmen (Insecta: Heteroptera: Corixidae) of MinnesotaBy Tinerella, P. P. and R. W. Gundersen
Schafer-Post Foundation North Dakota Insects Series (23):vii + 119, 2005
Covers Minnesota, but will work for much of the upper Midwest. Keys to species, good character illustrations, maps, etc. Over 130 color plates, including good habitus photos of males and females for each species.
Corixidae of the Western HemisphereBy Hungerford, Herbert Barker
University of Kansas Publications, 1948
1st reprint: 1977; This publication, although fairly old, is an excellent resource for aquatic entomologists or anyone with a deep interest in the Nearctic Corixidae (water boatmen). There is also coverage of Mexican, Central American, and Carribbean species. The publication contains numerous b/w plates/illustrations, distribution maps, keys for subfamilies, genera, and all species found in the Western Hemisphere, plus information on systematics, biology, ecology, distribution, and collecting and mounting techniques.
Survey of Hemiptera collected on common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio.By Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves, and J.L. Herring.
Entomological News 89(7&8): 157-162., 1978
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Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves, and J.L. Herring. 1978. Survey of Hemiptera collected on common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca
, at one site in Ohio. Entomological News 89(7&8): 157-162.
ABSTRACT: Hemiptera frequenting 337 plants of common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca
were surveyed by daily collecting for a period of 90 consecutive days. Forty-six species are listed, some of which are probably new Ohio records. Five species were considered to be significantly abundant (more than 50 individuals collected): Lygaeus kalmii, Lygus lineolaris, Plagiogfiathus politus, Adelphocoris lineolatus
, and Cosmopepla bimaculata
. Only L. kalmii
(1,173 individuals collected) and 0ncopeltus fasciatus
, which was relatively scarce, are host specific.