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Subfamily Sminthurinae

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The Collembola of North America, north of the Rio Grande Parts 1-4
By Kenneth Allen Christiansen and Peter F. Bellinger
Grinnell College, 1998
Grinnell College Libraries have successfully added Ken Christiansen’s and Peter Bellinger’s The Collembola of North America to Grinnell’s digital repository. All four parts are both browsable and full text searchable in order to make their work as accessible as possible to researchers.

Biology of springtails (Insecta: Collembola)
By Hopkin S.P.
Oxford University Press. 330 pp., 1997

The Cave Fauna of California
By W.R. Elliott, J.R. Reddell, D.C. Rudolph, G.O. Graening, T.S. Briggs, D. Ubick, R.L. Aalbu, J. Krejca, S.J. Taylor
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) Volume 64, Supplement 1, 2017
Hidden biodiversity is revealed in this study of California's subterranean fauna, which contains distinctive elements that differentiate it from other North American regions. Since 1975, the rate of discovery of new species has accelerated with funded projects in most of the important cave areas of the state, including our own studies. Here we compile all available biological records for subterranean sites in California dating back to 1840.
California's karst is primarily comprised of small outcrops of marble or limestone with thousands of caves. Additionally, lava and ash flows, tens of thousands of mines, hundreds of sea caves on the mainland coast and islands, and extensive groundwater systems provide habitat for subterranean life.

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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Farming with Soil Life
By Jennifer Hopwood, Stephanie Frischie, Emily May, and Eric Lee-Mader
SARE, 2021
This book can be downloaded or purchased. It offers family overviews of inverts living in our soil and how they benefit our soil.

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