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  • Here are some resources about arthropods in the DuPage area. Compiled by Peter Chen peter@for-wild.org.

    Guide Books

  • Lorus and Margery Milne: National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders
  • Donald J. Borror and Richard E. White: Peterson Field Guides: Insects
  • Gary A. Dunn: Insects of the Great Lakes Region
  • Amy Bartlett Wright: Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America
  • James A. Scott: The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide

    Other Books (*Natural History Book Club (http://www.wideopenwest.com/~peterwchen/book.html)

  • *Richard Headstrom: Adventures with Insects
  • *Alvin and Virginia Silverstein: Life in a Bucket of Soil, and A World in a Drop of Water
  • *May R. Berenbaum: Bugs in the System
  • May R. Berenbaum: Ninety-Nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers
  • Sue Hubbell: Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs
  • Howard Ensign Evans: Life on a Little Known Planet
  • Donald W. Stokes: A Guide to Observing Insect Lives
  • J. Cedric Carter: Illinois Trees: Their Diseases
  • USDA Geometroid caterpillars of Northeastern and Appalachian forests; to get a copy see http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/pesticide/news/subjects_tips/03_1/03_1.html

    Web Resources

  • http://www.for-wild.org/sketches/sounds/Arthropoda/insects.html: Insect Sounds
  • http://www.for-wild.org/sketches/mantis/mantis.html: Raising Praying Mantis
  • http://www.for-wild.org/sketches/monarch/monarch.html: Raising Monarch Butterflies
  • http://www.for-wild.org/sketches/lepidoptera/index.html: Local Lepidoptera
  • http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/2000/cateast/families.htm: USDA Caterpillars of Eastern Forests
  • Insect Visitors of Prairie Wildflowers in Illinois: based on Flowers and Insects (1929) by Charles Robertson
  • http://www.carleton.ca/~kbstorey/insects.htm: Life histories of Goldenrod galls
  • http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/MES/notes/entnote20.html: Acorn Insects
  • http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/fauna/Michigan_Cicadas/Periodical/: Periodical Cicadas
  • http://facultyweb.cortland.edu/~fitzgerald/: Social Caterpillars


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