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Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
By Lehr, P. A., ed.
Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House, 1988
Cite: 324080

The United States and Canada
You might say the far east of the USSR is a tad ways from the USA and Canada, Yes?

 
separated from mainland Alaska by 44 nautical miles
we make entries for whatever reference that provides useful info for the guide pages; this manual is cited on some hundred pages, maybe more.
you will also find dozens and dozens of entries for Australian and European (~10 countries) resources that provide helpful up-to-date info on global fauna of many taxa, not available elsewhere.
all these are extensively cited in the guide. basically, we make an entry for every source that we intend to cite more than once.
keep in mind that the US and Canada are now home to several thousand arthropod species brought here thru the agency of man over the last centuries, and new adventive species are being discovered at a shocking rate.

 
just sayin
I was told at one time from someone here to remove some book entries on spiders from Australia that I had made, and that this website was "only for the United States and Canada" . I had also placed pertinent books on this site which were subsequently removed and then added by someone else!.
I do realize we have thousands of imports causing huge problems in our country, we are starting to deal with a fairly new one here in Minnesota, (Emerald Ash Borer).
I guess I am just not quite sure what really is acceptable or not.
By the way I am VERY good in my geography, maybe a solution would be to just drop "For the United States and Canada" from the web site title then?
Thanks.

 
Whatever contains the info we may need in the guide is acceptable.
Non-native spp. aside, there are hundreds of naturally holarctic spp., on which Eurasian sources often provide valuable info. However, as such info become available in papers or on web pages 'closer to home', we would change the citations in the guide.
Say, i'm looking for info on global range of a particular wasp tribe, and the handy ‘domestic’ sources are silent or vague on the subject, while a South African web site has the info on global distribution of the tribes/subfamilies of that wasp family -- then i'll make a ref. entry for that resource and cite it on guide pages. I would not make an entry unless the source provides info on taxa represented within BG-covered area.
Accessibility of the resource is another key consideration. Other thing being equal, I would rather cite a foreign web resource anyone can check out than a rare American book or a journal only kept by academic libraries and not available online for free. Luckily, the problem is greatly alleviated by googlebooks previews of expensive scientific publications.

pls edit
should be:
Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed.
Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House, 1988. 979 pp.

(there are maybe 7 or 8 vols. altogether)

 
Done.
Thanks for the comment!

 
thanks much for correcting it, Kim
i wouldn't bother you with such minor nonsense but for the fact that the bibliographic items on BG are unavailable for editing to anyone except the contributor -- pls check my forum post here

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