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Suggested Keys for Group 1 (Other Arthropods):

 

Coleoptera:

Arnett, R. H. Jr. and  M. C. Thomas. 2001.  Editors. American Beetles.  Volume 1.  Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press, Boca Raton, London, New York and Washington, D.C. xv + 443 pp. + 2 colour plates.

 

Arnett, R. H. Jr. ,  M. C. Thomas, P.E. Skelly and J.H. Frank. 2002. . Editors. American Beetles.  Volume 2.  Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press, Boca Raton, London, New York and Washington, D.C. xv + 861 pp. + 4 colour plates

 

Brigham, W. U.  Aquatic Coleoptera. pp. 10.14-10.136 in A. R. Brigham, W. U. Brigham, & A. Gnika (eds.). Aquatic insects and oligochaetes of North and South Carolina. Midwest Aquatic Enterprises. Mahomet, Illinois.

 

Epler, J. H. 1996. Identification manual for the water beetles of Florida. Bureau of Water Resource Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee.

 

Gordon, R. D. & R. L. Post. 1965. North Dakota water beetles. North Dakota Insects 5:1-53.

 

Hilsenhoff, W. L. 1992. Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). I. Introduction, key to genera of adults, and distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of species of Agabetinae, Laccophilinae and Noteridae. Great Lakes Entomologist 25:57-69.

 

Hilsenhoff, W. L. 1993a. Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera).  II. Distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of Dytiscinae. Great Lakes Entomologist 26:35-53.

 

Hilsenhoff, W. L. 1993b. Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). III. Distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of Colymbetinae, except Agabini. Great Lakes Entomologist 26:121-136.

 

Hilsenhoff, W. L. 1993c. Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). IV. Distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of Agabini (Colymbetinae). Great Lakes Entomologist 26:173-197.

 

Hilsenhoff, W. L. 1994. Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). V. Distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of Hydroporinae, except Hydroporus Clairville sensu lato. Great Lakes Entomologist 26:275-295.

 

Hilsenhoff, W. L. 1995. Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). VI. Distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of species of Hydroporus Clairville sensu lato (Hydroporinae). Great Lakes Entomologist 28:1-23.

 

Larson, D. J. Y. Alarie, & R. E. Roughley. 2000. Predacious diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska.  NRC Press. Ottawa. 982 pp.

 

Leech, H. B. & H. P. Chandler. 1956. Aquatic Coleoptera. pp. 293-371. in R. L. Usinger (ed.). Aquatic insects of California with keys to North American genera and California species. University of California Press. Berkeley.

 

Malcolm, S. E. 1971. The water beetles of Maine: Including the families Gyrinidae, Halplidae, Dytiscidae, Noteridae, and Hydrophilidae. University of Maine, Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 48. 49 pp.

 

Roughley, R. E. 2001a. Gyrinidae Latreille, 1810. pp. 133-137 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Roughley, R. E. 2001b. Haliplidae Aubé, 1836. pp.138-143 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Roughley, R. E. 2001c. Noteridae C. G. Thompson, 1857. pp. 147-152 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Roughley, R. E. & D. J. Larson. 2001. Dytiscidae Leach, 1815. pp. 156-186 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Larson, D. J. Y. Alarie, & R. E. Roughley. 2000. Predacious diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska.  NRC Press. Ottawa. 982 pp.

 

Leech, H. B. & H. P. Chandler. 1956. Aquatic Coleoptera. pp. 293-371. in R. L. Usinger (ed.). Aquatic insects of California with keys to North American genera and California species. University of California Press. Berkeley.

 

Malcolm, S. E. 1971. The water beetles of Maine: Including the families Gyrinidae, Halplidae, Dytiscidae, Noteridae, and Hydrophilidae. University of Maine, Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 48. 49 pp.

 

Roughley, R. E. 2001a. Gyrinidae Latreille, 1810. pp. 133-137 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Roughley, R. E. 2001b. Haliplidae Aubé, 1836. pp.138-143 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Roughley, R. E. 2001c. Noteridae C. G. Thompson, 1857. pp. 147-152 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Roughley, R. E. & D. J. Larson. 2001. Dytiscidae Leach, 1815. pp. 156-186 in R. H. Arnett & M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles Volume 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adelphaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. New York.

 

Odonata

 

Westfall, M. J., Jr. and M. L. May. 1996. Damselflies of North America. Scientfic Publishers, Gainesville, FL. 649 pp. Needham, J. G., M. J., Westfall, Jr.,

 

M. L. May. 2000. Dragonflies of North America. Scientfic Publishers, Gainesville, FL. 939 pp.

 

 

 

 

Diptera

 

Merritt, R. W. & K. W. Cummins (eds.). 1996. An introduction to the aquatic insects of North America. 3rd ed. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa. 862 pp. [an updated 4th edition goes to the publisher this year]. will permit the identification of all aquatic Diptera to family and most to genus.  References to species identification are included in this book:

 

Useful keys to genus and species that have been published since the 1996 edition of Merritt & Cummins are the following:

 

Blephariceridae:

Courtney, G. W. 2000. Revision of the net-winged midges of the genus Blepharicera Macquart (Diptera: Blephariceridae) of eastern North America. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington 23:  1-99.

 

Culicidae:

Darsie, R. F. & R. A. Ward. 2004. Identification and geographical distribution of the mosquitoes: of North America, north of Mexico. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 400 pp.

 

 

Simuliiidae:

Adler, P. H., D. C. Currie & D. M. Wood. 2004. The black flies (Simuliidae) of North America. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. xv + 941 pp. + 24 color plates.

 

Thaumaleidae:

Sinclair, B. J. 1996. A review of the Thaumaleidae (Diptera: Culicomorpha) of eastern North America, including a redefinition of the genus Androprosopa Mik. Entomologica Scandinavica 27: 361-376.

 

Crustacea:

Christopher Rogers, “Manual to the Freshwater Crustacea of Western North America” available from landerson@ecoanalysts.com for $22.50 plus shipping

 

 

Trombidiformes (mites )

 

Hydrachnidia chapter by Bruce Smith in Peckarsky, B. L., P. Fraissinet, M. A. Penton, and D. J. Conklin, Jr. 1990. Freshwater macroinvertebrates of Northeastern North America. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

 

Smith, Cook and Smith on Arachnida in Thorp, J. H. and A.P. Covich (eds.). 2001. Ecology and classification of North American freshwater invertebrates. Second Edition, Academic Press, San Diego.

 

 

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