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For the United States & Canada

Genus Arrenurus

Biotic Resources of Indio Mountains Research Station: Southeastern Hudspeth County, Texas.
By Worthington, R.D., C. Lieb and W. Anderson.
Authors, El Paso, Texas. 85 pp., 2010
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Worthington, R.D., C. Lieb and W. Anderson. 2004. 2010. Biotic Resources of Indio Mountains Research Station: Southeastern Hudspeth County, Texas. Authors, El Paso, Texas. 85 pp.

(Continually Reviewed and Updated by Jerry D. Johnson, Last Update: 2010)

The Indio Mountains Research Station and UTEP are members of the Chihuahuan Desert Biosphere Reserve. Other members are the Biosphere Reserves of Mapimi in Mexico, Big Bend National Park and the Jornada Experimental Range (near Las Cruces, New Mexico).

For information on Indio Mountains Research Station and use opportunities, contact the Director, Dr. Jerry D. Johnson, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968; (915) 747-6984;

Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
By David H. McNicoll
Lovell Reeve & Company, 1863
Searchable Google book.

Common Insect Pests of Cucurbits
By Haidee Brown
Northern Territory Government, Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines, Agnote No. 159, 2003
This Australian pest control publication includes description and life cycle for:
Cucumber Moth (Diaphania Indica), Pumpkin Beetle (Aulacophora hilaris), Two-spotted Mite (Tetranychus urticae) and Melon Aphid (Aphis gossypii).

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Systema Naturae, 10th ed.
By Carolus Linnaeus (Carl Linné)
The 10th edition is the official starting point of zoological nomenclature. Online at or The current OCR rarely gets more than a few characters in a row right.

Forest biosecurity: alien invasive species and vectored organisms
By Humble L.M., Allen E.A.
Can. J. Plant Pathol. 28: S256–S269, 2006

Invertebrates of the Columbia River Basin Assessment Area
By Niwa et al.
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Res. Station. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-512. Portland, OR. 74 pp., 2001

Laboratory identification of arthropod ectoparasites
By Mathison B.A., Pritt B.S.
Clinical Microbiology Reviews 27(1): 48–67, 2014

Bugs Rule!
By Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak
Princeton University Press, 2013
Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more.

Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, Bugs Rule! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures.