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Species Megalomus moestus

Biological Control of Weeds in Australia
By Cullen et al. (eds). 2012. CSIRO Publishing. 648 Pp.
CSIRO Publishing, 2012

Jim Cullen, Mic Julien, Rachel McFadyen. (Editors). 2012. Biological Control of Weeds in Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. 648 Pp.

Publisher's notes:

Biological control of weeds has been practiced for over 100 years and Australia has been a leader in this weed management technique.

This book reviews biological control of weeds in Australia to 2011, covering over 90 weed species and a multitude of biological control agents and potential agents.

Insects of New England & New York
By Tom Murray
Kollath+Stensass Publishing, 2011
"A handy field guide to over 1250 of our most distintive and interesting insects"

A marvelous book, with, not surprisingly, lots of great photography by one of Bugguides most prolific contributors - Tom Murray. Highly recommended.

Immigrant phytophagous insects on woody plants in the United States and Canada: an annotated list
By Mattson W.J., Niemela P., Millers I., Inguanzo Y.
General Technical Report NC-169. St. Paul, MN: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, 1994

Insects associated with woody ornamental plants [of Texas].
By Burke et al. 1994.
Agrilife E-publication., 1994
Full Text - Agrilife E-publication

Burke, H.R., J.A. Jackman, and M. Rose. 1994. Insects associated with woody ornamental plants. EEE - 00019. Texas Agricultural Extension Service and Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station. 168 pp.

Check-list of the insects of Connecticut‎
By Britton, W. E. 1920
Connecticut geological and natural history survey, Hartford., 1920
Full Text

Britton, W.E. 1920. Check-list of the insects of Connecticut. Bulletin no. 31. Connecticut geological and natural history survey, Hartford. 397 pp.

Cone and seed insects of western forest trees
By F.P. Keen
USDA Tech. Bull. 1169: vi+168 pp., 1958

Agricultural insect pests of temperate regions and their control
By Hill D.S.
Cambridge Univ Press. 659 pp., 1987
has a cozy feel of a poetry anthology; reasonably informative.
a funny detail: the two world maps on p.23 showing “General geographical/biological subdivisions” and “Zoogeographical regions,” respectively, are provided in two different projections (Mercator and Miller, it seems)... what were they thinking?

Larvae of Insects
By Alvah Peterson
Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1948
Two Volume Set
Part I is subtitled "Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera"
Part II is subtitled "Coleoptera, Diptera, Neuroptera, Siphonaptera, Mecoptera, Trichoptera".

The publication year refers to the first edition. These volumes are primarily an identification guide with keys, drawings, descriptions, and bibliographies. Part I, though, contains some brief introductory material on equipment and methods for collecting, killing, dissecting, and preserving insect larvae that I found interesting.