Insect Collection and Identification: Techniques for the Field and Laboratory, Second Edition, is the definitive text on all aspects required for collecting and properly preparing specimens for identification. This book provides detailed taxonomic keys to insects and related arthropods, giving recent classification changes to various insect taxa, along with updated preservation materials and techniques for molecular and genomic studies. It includes methods of rearing, storing and shipping specimens, along with a supporting glossary. New sections provide suggestions on how insects and other arthropods can be used within, and outside, the formal classroom and examine currently accepted procedures for collecting insects at crime scenes.
This book is a necessary reference for entomology professionals and researchers who seek the most updated taxonomy and techniques for collection and preservation. It will serve as a valuable resource for entomology students and professionals who need illustrative and detailed information for easy arthropod identification.
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Table of Contents
Basic Tools and General Techniques1. Equipment and Collecting Methods2. Agents for Killing and Preserving3. Storage of Specimens
Classification of Insects and Mites4. Classification5. Synopsis of Insect Orders6. Description of Hexapod Orders
AppendixI: Liquid Preservation FormulasII: Mounting Small and Soft Bodied SpecimensIII: Directory State Extension Service Directors and AdministratorsIV: Submitting Specimens for Identification