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Selected Literature on Illinois Waterstriders & Kin (Gerromorpha)


Hydrometra sp. (Hydrometridae), micropterous adult. Photo by and courtesy of Kimberly R. Fleming, March 2007.



Korch, P. P., III and J. E. McPherson. 1987. Life history and laboratory rearing of Gerris argenticollis (Hemiptera: Gerridae) with descriptions of immature stages. The Great Lakes Entomologist. 20(4): 193-204.

McPherson, J. E. 1988. Life history of Mesovelia mulsanti (Hemiptera: Mesoveliidae) in Southern Illinois. The Great Lakes Entomologist. 21(1): 19-23.

McPherson, J. E. 1989. An overview of the Heteroptera of Illinois. The Great Lakes Entomologist. 22(4): 177-198.

McPherson, J. E. and S. J. Taylor. 1993. Distinguishing nymphal instars of Mesovelia mulsanti (Heteroptera: Mesoveliidae). The Great Lakes Entomologist 26(3):233-236.

Taylor, S. J. 1996. Habitat preferences, species assemblages, and resource partitioning by Gerromorpha (Insecta: Heteroptera) in southern Illinois, with a faunal list and keys to species of the state. Ph.D. Dissertation in Zoology, Zoology Department, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois. xviii + 345 pp.

Taylor, S. J. and J. E. McPherson. 1998. Laboratory rearing of Mesovelia cryptophila (Heteroptera: Mesoveliidae). Entomological News 109(2):95-98.

Taylor, S. J. and J. E. McPherson. 1998. Voltinism in Neogerris hesione (Heteroptera: Gerridae) in southern Illinois. Entomological News 109(4):233-239.

Taylor, S. J. and J. E. McPherson. 1998. Voltinism in Merragata brunnea (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Hebridae) in southern Illinois. Florida Entomologist 81(4):509-515.

Taylor, S. J. and J. E. McPherson. 1999. Morphological variation and polyvoltinism of Microvelia pulchella (Heteroptera: Veliidae) in southern Illinois, USA. Acta Societaris Zoologicae Bohemicae 63:237-249.

Taylor, S. J. and J. E. McPherson. 2000 [published April 2002]. Comparison of two population sampling methods used in field life history studies ofMesovelia mulsanti (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Mesoveliidae) in southern Illinois. The Great Lakes Entomologist 33(3-4):223-230.

Taylor, S. J. and J. E. McPherson. 2004. Voltinism and laboratory rearing of Microvelia hinei (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Veliidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 36(1-2):1-9.

Taylor, S. J. and D. L. Wood. 2000. Rearing Hydrometra martini (Heteroptera: Hydrometridae): food and substrate effects. Florida Entomologist 83(1):17-25.

Wood, D. L. and J. E. McPherson. 1995. Life history and laboratory rearing of Hydrometra hungerfordi Torre-Bueno (Heteroptera: Hydrometridae) with descriptions of immature stages. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 97(3): 717-728.




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