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Insects and Bugs

 

Combo Rare Plants and 4 sets bug cards
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Bug Card set: Good Guys-Bad Guys 1 & 2, Ugly Guys (4 sets) and A Selection of the Common, Unusual, and Rare Plants of Illinois 

4 sets plus a copy of A Selection of the Common, Unusual, and Rare Plants of Illinois for one low price, $20.00!

The Good Guys! Natural Enemies of Insects that are beneficial in the home garden or landscape. The Bad Guys! Set #1 Garden Pests and set #2 Landscape Pests, and Ugly guys, household pests. Each set contains 32 laminated cards with color photos and concise descriptions. Plus A Selection of the Common, Unusual, and Rare Plants of Illinois-a 44 page color guide.


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INHS EM 01 E3: A Selection of the Common, Unusual, and Rare Insects of Illinois - 3rd edition  

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Authors: Michael R. Jeffords, Susan L. Post, and Tyler Hedlund

A Selection of Common, Unusual, & Rare Insects of Illinois is a 32-page booklet that features beautiful color photographs of over 250 species of insects from 19 insect orders. It is meant to be an entry point into the fascinating world of Illinois’ insects, and represents a good percentage of those species likely to be encountered on a casual walk through a forest, prairie, wetland, old field, or even a somewhat unkept backyard. Basic information is provided for each insect including its order, family, common and scientific name (if known), and where it might be found.


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INHS IC E2: The Good Guys! Natural Enemies of Insects

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Authors: Michael R. Jeffords, Susan L. Post, Robert N. Wiedenmann, Carolyn Nixon, and Clifford S. Sadof
2011. 32 Cards.

The Good Guys! Natural Enemies of Insects is a set of 32 laminated cards with color photos and concise descriptions of insects and other organisms that are beneficial in the home garden or landscape.

These cards are designed to help home gardeners learn to identify the good guys—natural enemies of many common garden pests. The photos and information on each card provide sight identification of the organism or group of organisms considered beneficial in controlling insect garden pests. These cards are not designed for species identification, but only to point out general categories of insects, diseases, and other animals that should be nurtured in the home garden. Note that a bar on most photographs approximates the organism's size, and the natural enemy is categorized as either a parasite, predator, or disease.



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INHS ICU: The Ugly Guys! Household Pests

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Authors: Philip L. Nixon, Carolyn P. Nixon, and Michael R. Jeffords
2011. 32 Cards.

The Ugly Guys! Household Pests is a set of 32 laminated cards with color photos and concise descriptions of insects and other organisms that can become pests in the home. Proper management to minimize damage is suggested.

These cards are designed to help residents learn to identify the ugly guys—common household pests. The photos and information on each card provide sight identification of the organism or group of organisms considered, and the types of damage they cause. Proper identification of household pests is necessary to choose the correct management methods. Nonchemical management recommendations are provided. For proper chemical controls, check with your local Extension office. Note that a bar on some of the photographs approximates the organism's size.



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INHS ICB: The Bad Guys! Set #1 Garden Pests

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Authors: Philip L. Nixon, Carolyn P. Nixon, Michael R. Jeffords, and Robert N. Wiedenmann
2011. 32 Cards.

The Bad Guys! Set #1 Garden Pests is a set of 32 laminated cards with color photos and concise descriptions of insects and other organisms that can cause damage in the home vegetable, fruit, and flower garden. Proper management to minimize damage is suggested.

These cards are designed to help home gardeners learn to identify the bad guys—common vegetable and flower garden pests. The photos and information on each card provide sight identification of the organism or group of organisms considered, and the type of damage it causes. Proper identification of garden pests is necessary to choose the correct management methods. Nonchemical management recommendations are provided. For proper chemical controls and timing, check with your local Extension office. Note that a bar on most photographs approximates the organism's size.



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INHS ICB2 E2: The Bad Guys! Set #2 Landscape Pests

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Authors: Philip L. Nixon, Carolyn P. Nixon, Michael R. Jeffords, and Robert N. Wiedenmann
2011. 32 Cards.

The Bad Guys! Set #2 Landscape Pests is a set of 32 laminated cards with color photos and concise descriptions of insects and other organisms that can cause damage in the home landscape. Proper management to minimize damage is suggested.

These cards are designed to help home gardeners learn to identify the bad guys—common landscape pests. The photos and information on each card provide sight identification of the organism or group of organisms considered, and the types of damage they cause. Proper identification of landscape pests is necessary to choose the correct management methods. Nonchemical management recommendations are provided. For proper chemical controls and timing, check with your local Extension office. Note that a bar on some of the photographs approximates the organism's size.



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INHS C-47: Illinois Trees and Shrubs: Their Insect Enemies

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Author: English, L.L.
1958; 92 pages.


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INHS - Annoying and Dangerous Insects BNP
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Annoying and Dangerous Insects Biological Notes Packet - $3 24 Control of Horse Flies on Cattle 52 A Synopsis of the Mosquitoes of Illinois (Diptera, Culicidae) 71 Synopsis of Common and Economic Illinois Ants with Keys to the Genera (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) 131 Predicting the Susceptibility of Illinois Forest Stands to Defoliation by the Gypsy Moth
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INHS - Agricultural Pest BNP
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Agricultural Pest Biological Notes Packet - $12 37 Continuous Mass Rearing of the European Corn Borer in the Laboratory 77 Literature of Arthropods Associated with Soybeans I. A Bibliography of the Mexican Bean Beetle Epilachna Varivestis Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellida) 85 Literature of Arthropods Associated with Soybeans III. A Bibliography of the Bean Leaf Beetles Cerotoma Trifurcata (Forster) and C. Ruificornis (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) 87 Literature of Arthropods Associated with Alfalfa I. A Bibliography of the Spotted Alfalfa Aphid Therioaphis Maculata (Buckton) (Homoptera: Aphidae) 88 Literature of Arthropods Associated with Alfalfa II. A Bibliography of the Sitona Species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) 90 Bibliography of the Northern Corn Rootworm, Diabrotica Longicornis (Say), and the Western Corn Rootworm, Diabrotica Vergifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) 92 The Literature of Arthropods Associated with Soybeans IV. A Bibliography of the Velvetbean Caterpillar Anticarsia gemmatalis Huebner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) 96 Apparatus and Procedure for Extracting Corn Rootworm Eggs from Soil 101 A Bibliography of the Northern Corn Rootworm and the Western Corn Rootworm: An Updating Through 1976 107 Soybean Spiders: Species Composition, Population Densities, and Vertical Distribution 114 Identification and Descriptions of the Ultimate Instar Larvae of Hydraecia immanis (Hop Vine Borer) and H. Micacea (Potato Stem Borer) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) 135 Bibliography of the Northern and Western Corn Rootworm: An Update 1977 Through 1988
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INHS SP 09: Legacy of a Pest: A Science, Technology, and Society Curriculum Guide for Understanding and Dealing with Biological Problems

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Authors: Laurie J. Case, Janet L. Wissmann and Michael R. Jeffords
Illustrated by John P. Sherrod and Janet L. Wissmann
1988, 243 p.
("Life Cycle of the Gypsy Moth" poster also included)

Provides teaching materials for science teachers to use to foster an understanding of all aspects of insect control. The 50+ activities included provide science teachers with an exceptional resource to use in teaching the relationships between science, technology, and society. Some topics include: Food Webs, Insect Awareness, Biogeography, Taxonomy, Insect Development and Control of Insects. These activities were written for grades 5-10, but some might be adaptable to other age groups.

 

 


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Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles
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INHS Manual 06: Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Author: Douglas Yanega
1996, 184 pp.

The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, are one of the larger insect families, with some 20,000 described species (and thousands more undescribed) worldwide, from all continents except Antarctica. The large size and variety of coloration and sculpture of longhorned beetles make them a relatively easy group of insects to identify, especially considering the number of species (some 1,100 species estimated in North America excluding Mexico); this guide attempts to exploit this. This guide includes over 600 color images, covering 342 of the 344 species and subspecies of longhorned beetles that have been definitively recorded in northeastern North America, along with diagnostic features to enable recognition of all these species, as well as data on distribution, phenology, and larval feeding habits.

 


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INHS SP 07: Microlepidoptera From the Sandy Creek and Illinois River Region: An Annotated Checklist of the Suborders Dacnonypha, Monotrysia, and Ditrysia (in part) (insecta)
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Authors: Godfrey, G.L., E.D. Cashatt, and M.O. Glenn
1987, 44p

This paper reports the faunal, phonological, and host plant data associated with a collection of about 30,000 microlepidoptera representing 954 species. Collected by the late Murray O. Glenn between 1927 and 1976 in Marshall and Putnam counties, Illinois, and donated to the Illinois Natural History Survey in 1977, this collection may represent the most complete and significant assemblage of midwestern microlepidoptera in existence(Godfrey 1978). It is rivaled perhaps only by that of the late Annette F. Braun, Cincinnati, Ohio, a collection that now resides in The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (R.W. Hodges, pers. comm.), except for a synoptic set of specimens given to the University of Louisville (C.V. Covell, Jr., pers. comm.). A substantial amount of Glenn material is also preserved in the United States National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. Glenn's persistent collecting activities, coupled with his careful labeling and preparation techniques, resulted in valuable data that have application to current and future ecological and systematic research and to inventorying natural resources of Illinois. This information, therefore, is made available here to aid investigators in these and related disciplines.


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INHS SP 08: Catalog of the Cinara Species of North America (Homoptera: Aphididae)
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Authors: Voegtlin, D.J. and C.A. Bridges
1988, 55p

Introduction (abbreviated): Entomologists engaged in taxonomic research require an in-depth knowledge of the literature on the group in question. The ever increasing volume of papers, coupled with the need to know the historical literature on which the taxonomy is based, presents a major hurdle. For many groups of insects this problem has been addressed, in part through the compilation of detailed catalogs. This is not the case for aphids, and there are no catalogs to the extensive taxonomic literature on this important group. The information in this catalog is presented in three sections. The first lists the species along with extensive annotations; the second contains over 200 references related to those species; and the third records the hosts of Cinara for which documentation can be provided.


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INHS BN-085: Literature of Arthropods Associated with Soybeans III. A Bibliography of the Bean Leaf Beetles Cerotoma Trifurcata (Forster) and C. Ruificornis (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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Authors: Nichols, M.P., M. Kogan, and G.P. Waldbauer
1974; 16 pages.


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