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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Limulus polyphemus - Atlantic horseshoe crab


Tree and Shrub Insects of the Prairie Provices
By W.G.H Ives and H. R. Wong
Canadian Forestry Service, Northern Forest Centre, Info. Rep. NOR-X-292, 1988
Abstract
"More than 600 species of insects and mites that feed on trees and shrubs in the prairie provinces are discussed ..."

Biology of the Carrion Beetle Silpha ramosa Say
By Brewer, J.W. & Bacon, T.R.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 68(5), 786-790, 1975
Details of a lab study of adults of Silpha ramosa and description of egg-laying and larval development. Adults were collected in the field from dead house mice and were maintained in the lab on a diet of hamburger or chicken liver.

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.

A new species of Speleonycta (Insecta: Zygentoma) from the bay area of San Francisco, California
By L. Espinasa, M. Botelho
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 127(2):335-339, 2014

Living in the dark—species delimitation based on combined molecular and morphological evidence in the nicoletiid genus Texored
By L. Espinasa, G. Giribet
Texas Memorial Museum Speleological Monographs 7:87-110, 2009
Full citation:
Espinasa, Luis, and Gonzalo Giribet. 2009. Living in the dark—species delimitation based on combined molecular and morphological evidence in the nicoletiid genus Texoreddellia Wygodzinsky, 1973 (Hexapoda: Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) in Texas and Mexico [Viviendo en la obscuridad—delimitación de especies basada en evidencia combinada molecular y morfológica en el género nicoletiido Texoreddellia Wygodzinsky, 1973 (Hexapoda: Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) en Texas y México]. Texas Memorial Museum Speleological Monographs, 7. Studies on the cave and endogean fauna of North America, V.