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Insects & Spiders
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Information on Forest Tent Caterpillars (Malacosoma disstria Hubner)
- Amazon.com - Recommended insect-related titles include For Love of Insects (2003) by Thomas Eisner and Microcosmos: the Invisible World of Insects (1997), a fascinating 95 minute video about insects.
- American Mosquito Control Association - Supplies links to useful information on mosquitoes.
- American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS ) - See The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects by John E. Losey and Mace Vaughan in the April 2006 issue of BioScience (Vol. 56 No. 4, pp. 311-323.) John Losey is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Cornell.
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Press Releases
- Asian Longhorned Beetle
- Plant Health
- Guide to the Siricid Woodwasps of North America - by Nathan M. Schiff, Steven A. Valley, James R. LaBonte and David R. Smith, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, September, 2006. Detailed (110 pages) guide to detection of Sirex noctilio. See other resources on Sirex noctilio (Sirex Woodwasp).
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Asian Longhorned Beetle
- Japanese Ant Color Image Database - Offers Gakken's Photo Encyclopedia: Ants, with Table of Contents, published by Gakushu Kenkyusha in 1979 as "Ants" in a series of Gakken's Photo Encyclopedia.
- AntBase - Donat Agosti maintains this page on ants for the Smithsonian's American Museum of Natural History.
- Antlion Pit: A Doodlebug Anthology - Mark Swanson's collection of resources related to the fascinating antlion, or "doodlebug."
- Background on beetle research at Cornell - From Cornell News (which is searchable).
- The Bees of the World (2000) - by Charles D. Michener. "This definitive reference by an acclaimed expert accounts for 1200 genera/subgenera and 16,000 species of bees in the world... Useful guide for entomologists, biologists, botanists, ecologists, and students."-- Southeastern Naturalist
- Bee Research Laboratory - U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts research on the biology and control of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) diseases, parasites and pests to ensure an adequate supply of bees for pollination and honey production.
- Carl Hayden Bee Research Center - Tucson, Arizona. Includes the full-text of Insect Pollination Of Cultivated Crop Plants by S.E. McGregor, USDA, originally published in 1976.
- The Hive and the Honeybee Collection - Selections from the E. F. Phillips' Beekeeping Collection at the Alber R. Mann Library, Cornell University. You can browse titles by author or search the full text.
- Life of the Bee - Maurice Maeterlinck - Full-text of the
1901 book is provided by Eldrich Press, where you'll also find J. Henri Fabre's Life of the Caterpillar.
- Stung: Where have all the bees gone? (Dept. of Entomology) - By Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker, August 6, 2007. You can also hear Kolbert in Bearish on Bees
- Biodiversity Heritage Library - "Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. " On 28 October 2009 the library contained: "15,078 titles, 40,248 volumes, 16,303,197 pages." You can browse by title, author, subjects, names, map, and year. Seome examples:
- British beetles. Transferred from Curtis's British entomology - By Edward.Wesley Janson. London,Bell and Daldy, 1863.
- BioImages: Virtual Field-Guide - Offers over 17,000 images of Natural History objects, mostly British in origin. Multiple views are often available.
- Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America - Cornell University site "provides photographs and descriptions of major biological control (or biocontrol) agents of major insect, disease and weed pests in North America."
- Bugbios: Insects on the Web - This sleek and well-designed site, created by Dexter Sear, has information and photographs of insects from Hawaii, California, Brazil and Equador, arranged by type (Order).
- Bug Bytes - 40 sound files of insects.
- Butterflies and Moths of North America - Big Sky Institute at Montana State University
- Butterflies at the Field Museum
- Children's Butterfly Site - U.S. Geological Survey Midcontinent Ecological Science Center.
- John Abbot Watercolors at the University of South Carolina - Digital versions of 149 original watercolor paintings of Lepidoptera, the majority by John Abbot (1751-1840).
- Lepidoptera Listserver (LEPS-L) - With searchable archives
- Monarch Watch - "Collaborative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers investigating aspects of the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) migration phenomenon."
- Charles Valentine Riley Collection - National Agricultural Library. Riley was a pioneer in the field of entomology in the United States.
- Cornell University Insect Collection
- Schultz Insectary - Photographs by Tom D. Schultz. Part of Denison University Collections Online. Try a search for Odonata, dragonfly or Anax junius. "Contains over 600 vibrantly-colored images of insects."
- Digital Dragonflies - With links to other sites, including the Digital Dragonfly Museum.
- Diptera - Smithsonian's Department of Entomology's site on flies. Part of the Systematic Entomology Laboratory.
- Electronic Biologia Centrali-Americana - 58 digitized volumes
- Electronic Resources on Lepidoptera - Christopher Majka's list of butterfly and moth resources
- Entomological Society of America - Has a North Central Branch
- Entomology at Colorado State University
- Entomology at Rutgers - The New Jersey Mosquitoes - Biology and Control section has links to information on Mosquito-borne diseases. They offer a monthly Bug Quiz.
- Entomology Index of Internet Resources - Comprehensive directory and search engine of insect-related resources on the Internet. Compiled by Louis B. Bjostad of Colorado State and John K. VanDyk of Iowa State.
- Entomological Society of America
- Essig Museum of Entomology - University of California, Berkeley
- Field Museum - Chicago. They have an Insect Collections Database "of the arthropod and bulk sample collections, currently containing 35,000 lots, 22,000 inventory units and 16,000 bulk samples." The Herman Strecke Collection
- FirstGov - Centralized search engine finds information from local, state, and U.S.Government Agency websites.
- Fischbach Drosophila Lab
- Forest Insects - Images from the National Agricultural Library's Special Collections
- Forest Tent Caterpillar - (Malacosoma disstria Hubner) - List of resources compiled by Margaret Vail Anderson, Digital Librarian
- Formosan Termite Research - Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Gypsy Moth in North America - Sandy Liebhold, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. See also Virginia Tech's Gypsy Moth Server
- Illinois Entomology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Highlights include Insect Drawings Gallery and InsectWeb Server which offers a number of databases.
- An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles - Highlights from the book by Arthur V. Evans, Charles Bellamy, with Photography by Lisa Charles Watson.
- International Society of Arachnology
- Iowa State University Entomology Image Gallery - Images of harmful insects include beetles, butterflies & moths,
flies and mosquitoes, ticks, plant diseases and damage. Also provides links to related articles.
- Mosquito Abatement Coordination - University of Rhode Island site includes a report about Mosquitoes, Disease, and Scrap Tires
- Myrmecology: the Scientific Study of Ants - Andre Schmidt
- National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) - With Pest Information.
- National Plant Board - Organization of the plant pest regulatory agencies of each of the states and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the site provides information on plant pests including Callediellum rufipenne, the Smaller Japanese cedar long horned beetle.
- Natural History Museum - London. Has a Creepy Crawlies gallery and an archive of over 100 online videos. Insect-related titles include Dragonflies, Tales from the Riverbank: Fishing for Flies and Focus on Fleas.
- New Yorker - Insect-related articles include:
- Dept. of Entomology: Stung: Where have all the bees gone? - By Elizabeth Kolbert, August 6, 2007.
- Ohio State University Insect Collection - Their
- Hymenoptera On-Line Database, for example, has links to the Publications of Edward O. Wilson on ants. Among their Insect and Pest Series is a fact sheet on Stinging Hair Caterpillars.
- Orthoptera Species File (OSF) - P. Naskrecki & D. Otte's database on grasshoppers and katydids is searchable and includes sounds and images.
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - Has factsheets on Insects
- Orthoptera Species File
- Orthopterists' Society
- Pet Arthropod Page - Entomologist Steve Bullington provides information on giant Cave Roaches, Hissing Roaches, Flat Rock Scorpions and Giant African Millipedes. See also his Forensic Entomology.
- Pherolist - "Database of chemicals identified from sex pheromone glands of female Lepidopteran insects and other chemicals attractive to male moths."
- Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook - Electronic textbook of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) featuring contributed chapters by internationally recognized experts.
- Royal Entomological Society
- ScienceDaily Magazine - Science news. Has searchable archives. Other news sites include Science News Online, which is searchable and provides selected full-text articles, ABC News: Science, Eurekalert and Scientific American.
- Scientific American Podcasts
- Arachnophilia! And War...What Was It Good for (in Human Evolution)? - Greta Binford, February 27, 2008.
- Sericulum Home Page - Gives information on breeding Bombyx mori, the domestic Silk Moth.
- Tiger Beetles of Connecticut - Derek S. Sikes, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut.
- Tree of Life - With insecta and arachnida sections. There is information on Odonata: Dragonflies and damselflies and Jumping spiders of America North of Mexico.
- University of Nebraska Department of Entomology - Offers Images of Insects and their Relatives
- United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service - The site is searchable and a good resource for locating insect research and reports. A search for Erickson Jr, Eric, for example will locate abstracts of publications and projects dealing with his research on honey bees.
- USDA Forest Service - National Headquarters. Searchable with site map. Forest health Protection offers publications, news and databases. The GMDigest is a gypsy moth suppression, eradication, and defoliation database. Field offices (Durham, New Hampshire, Morgantown, West Virginia, and St. Paul, Minnesota) provide much useful information. The St. Paul office provides a list of online publications including Forest Insects and Diseases Leaflets, How to Publications, excerpts from Silvics of North America, Pest Alerts, Natural Resources, Miscellaneous Forest & Tree Health Publications and an alphabetical list of all their publications.
- University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology - There is a Book of Insect Records.
- Verzeichniss meiner Insecten-Sammlung (1796) - Jakob Sturm. A Digital Edition of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
- Virtual Exhibit on Canada´s Biodiversity - Focus on Insects
- World Species List - Richard Stafursky's comprehensive index of flora, fauna and microbes
- Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Yale Peabody Museum: Entomology
- Zembla - Created in 1995 by Jeff Edmunds, Zembla is a site devoted to the life and works of author, translator and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov. Includes a section on Nabakov and Butterflies.
Last updated 16 March 2009
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