INHS - Inventory Reduction Sale!

The Illinois Natural History Survey Publications needs to reduce inventory so we are offering deep discounts on these items. Due to age and storage conditions, there may be imperfections in books marked down 50% or more. These cosmetic imperfections should not impact their usefulness. Check back periodically as new items will be added!

Limited numbers of packets of classic Biological Notes on several topics are available below. Regular price is $3-$10 per issue of Biological Notes, so this is quite a steal!
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
INHS - Illinois Game Birds BNP
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Illinois Game Birds Biological Notes Packet - $5 39 A Guide to Aging of Pheasant Embryos 47 Distribution and Abundance of Pheasants in Illinois 51 Influence of Land Use, Calcium, and Weather on the Distribution and Abundance of Pheasants in Illinois 55 A Guide to Age Determination of Bobwhite Quail Embryos 63 Selected Minerals in Soils, Plants, and Pheasants: An Ecosystem Approach to Understanding Pheasant Distribution in Illinois 65 Trends in Pheasant Abundance in Illinois: 1958 to 1968 67 Concentrations of Chemical Elements in Pheasant Tissues 94 Illinois Pheasants: Their Distribution and Abundance, 1958-1973 115 Illinois Pheasants: Population, Ecology, Distribution, and Abundance
INHS - Illinois Mammals BNP
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Illinois Mammals Biological Notes Packet - $5 34 White Tailed Deer Populations in Illinois 35 An Evaluation of the Red Fox 38 Ectoparasites of the Cottontail Rabbit in Lee County, Northern Illinois 45 Techniques for Determining Age of Raccoons 59 Tables for Estimating Ages and Birth Dates of Cottontail Rabbits with Suggestions for Handling Lenses 105 Distribution and Abundance of the Gray Squirrel in Illinois 139 Behavior, Dispersal, and Survival of Male Whitetailed Deer in Illinois
INHS - Illinois Waters & Conservation BNP
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Illinois Waters and their Conservation Biological Notes Packet - $5 11 Lake Management Reports. 3. Lincoln Lakes Near Lincoln, Illinois 19 Lake Management Reports 5. Winterkill of Fishes in an Illinois Lake 23 Cost of Bass Fishing at Ridge Lake, Coles County, Illinois 31 Some Conservation Problems of the Great Lakes 57 Man's Effect on the Fish and Wildlife of the Illinois River 76 Illinois Streams: A Classification Based on Their Fishes and an Analysis of Factors Responsible for Disappearance of Native Species 119 The Fate of Lakes in the Illinois Rvier Valley
INHS - Lead Shot BNP
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Lead Shot/Lead Poisoning Biological Notes Packet- $3 26 Lead Poisoning in Wild Waterfowl 116 Effects of Ingested Lead-Iron Shot on Mallards 133 Lead Poisoning in Illinois Waterfowl (1977-1988) and the Implementation of Nontoxic Shot Regulations
INHS - Plants and Their Diseases BNP
Plants and Their Diseases Biological Notes Packet - $3 44 The Filmy Fern in Illinois 53 Experimental Field Studies on Shade Tree Fertilization 66 Tree and Shrub Hosts of Verticillium Alboatrum 121 Bibliography of Illinois Vegetation
INHS - Agricultural Pest BNP
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
Field Guide to Silkmoths of Illinois cover
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INHS Manual 10: Field Guide to Silkmoths of Illinois

Authors: J. Bouseman and J. Sternburg
2002, 97 p.

In this book we treat the often spectacularly large and beautiful moths known as the imperial moths or silkmoths. Both the adults and larvae of those insects have long attracted the attention of naturalists, scientists, artists, schoolchildren, and people in general. This comprehensive treatment provides accounts of 19 species. Each account contains a concise discussion of the distinguishing characteristics and natural history of each species, all illustrated by more than 175 stunning color photographs and distribution maps.


The Crayfishes of Kentucky
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INHS SP 28: The Crayfishes of Kentucky Authors: Christopher A. Taylor and Guenter A. Schuster 2004, 219 p.

Crayfishes, also known as crawfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, are a diverse and important component of freshwater aquatic and semi-aquatic ecosystems around the world. Their familiar form is recognizable by almost anyone who has spent time in and around lakes or creeks. Crayfishes are found natively on every continent except Africa and Antarctica and occur in almost every type of aquatic and semi-aquatic habitat.

This book intends to provide an up-to-date list of known crayfish species from the state of Kentucky. Distribution maps, illustrations, photos, and a key are provided to assist those interested in identifying Kentucky crayfishes. Information on the habitat and biology of each species is also provided, as is a summary of the historical efforts of crayfish biologists, or astacologists, in the state.

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INHS SP 24: The Chewing Lice World Checklist and Biological Overview

Original Price $40.00

Sale Price $10.00!


Authors: Price, R.D., R.A. Hellenthal, R.L. Palma, K.P. Johnson, and D.H. Clayton
2003, 501 p.

There are almost 4,400 species of chewing lice in the world, the majority of which are found on birds. Each group of birds or mammals plays host to specific chewing lice, making lice ideal for helping determine the phylogenetic relationships of birds. This volume contains a key, broken down by host order, allowing ornithologists and bird lovers to quickly narrow down which group of lice might be present on a given bird. Beautifully detailed scientific illustrations of the more than 250 genera of chewing lice and lists of known hosts for each species provides the reader with a glimpse into this fascinating group. This book may be of interest to ornithologists, evolutionary biologists and of courses parasitologists.

Preface: This work evolved from a discussion between the two senior authors during the 1984 national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in San Antonio, Texas. It was intended as an update of “A Check List of the Genera & Species of Mallophaga” published by G. H. E. Hopkins and Theresa Clay in 1952 and its two supplements published in 1953 and 1955. This was to be augmented by a full list of the known chewing louse-host associations. Subsequently, family and genus keys, along with genus illustrations, were added and, through the collaboration of Kevin P. Johnson and Dale H. Clayton, a section on chewing louse biology, ecology, and evolution was included, all of these expanding the scope and coverage of this work well beyond that of a simple checklist.

Legacy of a Pest cover
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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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Stephen Forbes and the Rise of American Ecology

Author: Robert A. Croker, 2001

From the dust jacket: "One of the most prominent scientists of his day, Stephen Forbes (1844-1930) is now recognized as an early champion of the emerging field of ecology. Dedication to public service, he repeatedly demonstrated how ecology and environmental science could not only enlighten citizens but also effect economic change by improving resource use and management." "Croker's book is the best biographical insight I have encountered into how ecology became recognized as a science. It fills an enormous gap in our understanding of the history of ecology and provides an exhaustive, but by no means exhausting, account of the life of the most productive and insightful figure in early American ecology." - Robert P. McIntosh
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INHS SP 22: Illinois Landowners Guide to Amphibian Conservation

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Authors: Szafoni, R.E., C.A. Phillips, S.R. Ballard, R.A. Brandon, and G. Kruse
2002, 26 p.

The purpose of this guide is twofold. First the guide provides a brief overview of the amphibians of Illinois, including aspects of their life histories and distributions. This background information is important in helping you assess an area and determine appropriate habitat enhancement and management practices. In particular, it is useful to become familiar with the amphibians that may be present in your part of the state. This information can help focus management efforts on local species.

In the second part of the guide, we provide technical guidance to resource managers, planners, restorationists, and private landowners in Illinois who wish to create, enhance, and manage habitat for amphibians. Regardless of the habitats available on your land, the management guidelines can make your area more suitable for amphibians.


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