Miscellaneous Resources


Canadian Conservation Institute

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collection (SPNHC)

Importance of Taxonomy

BioNet International

Educational Resources

Mississippi State University Education Resources

Entomological Terminology (selected)

Brown, R. W. 1954. Composition of scientific words. Published by the author, 882pp.

Foote, R. H. 1977. Thesaurus of entomology.  Ent. Soc. Amer., College Park, 188pp.

Nichols, S. W. and R. T. Schuh (compilers). 1989. The Torre-Bueno Glossary of Entomology (revised). N.Y. Ent. Soc. & Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 840pp.

Torre-Bueno, J. R de la 1962. A glossary of Entomology: Smith’s “An explanation of terms used in entomology”. Completely revised and rewritten, and Supplement A (ed. G. S. Tulloch). Brooklyn Ent. Soc.1-336, 9 plates, Supplement:1-36.

Triplehorn, C. A. and N. F. Johnson. 2004. Borror and DeLong’s Introduction to Insects, 7th Edition. Thomson, Brooks/Cole. 864pp. [Glossary]

Tuxen, S. L. 1970. Taxonomist’s glossary of genitalia in insects. 2nd revised edition.Munksgaard, Copenhagen, 359pp.

Miscellaneous Useful References

Schmitt, M. H. Huebner, and R. Gaedike. 1998. Nomina Auctorum – Aufloesung von Abkuerzungen taxonomischer Autoren-Namen. Deutsches Ent. Inst. Nova Suppl. Ent. 11(1998):1-198. A list of 4,687 abbreviations of author names found in the literature.

Colcord, M., I. L. Hawes, and A. J. Carabelli 1930. Check list of publications on entomology. USDA Library, Bibliographical Contributions 20:1-261.

Horn, W. and S. Schenkling. 1928. Index Literaturae Entomologicae. Serie I: Die Welt-Literatur ueber die gesamte Entomologie bis inclusive 1863. Band 1 (Aalborg-Ferriere):1-353. W. Horn, Berlin-Dahlem;  Band II (Ferrill-Leconte):353-704; Band III (Leconte-Schaum):705-1056; 1929 Band IV (Schaum-Zwinger):1057-1426. [a list/index of all entomological references by author from Linnaeus until 1963, i.e. pre-Zoological Record, with all the details of the citation]

Derksen, W. and U. Scheiding. 1963. Index Literaturae Entomologicae. Serie II: Die Welt-Literatur ueber die gesamte Entomologie von 1864-1900. Deutsche Akademie der Landwirtschaftswissenschaften zu Berlin. Band 1 (A-E):1-697; 1965, Band II (F-L):1-678; 1968, Band III (M-R):1-528; Band IV (S-Z):1-482; 1975, Band V (Index):1-238.

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