Cerambycid ID..

Doug Yanega dyanega at DENR1.IGIS.UIUC.EDU
Mon Sep 18 18:37:07 CDT 1995

>        Can someone suggest a good reference for N. American Cerambycidae
>        I am trying to get our collection into shape, and have been using
>Arnett, which is useful only to a certain degree.
>        Thanks for sharing...

The keys in Linsley's and Linsley & Chemsak's various volumes (the last of
which came out earlier this year) are pretty much the standard of
reference; all came out in the University of California Publications in
Entomology, between 1962 and 1995. If you don't mind waiting a few months,
I expect to have a field guide to the northeastern North American species
in print next spring or summer - with digitized scanned images of every
species (over 400 full-color images), which I was working on as your
message arrived (doing the last editing pass, which is pixel-by-pixel
touchup work). Since it's intended for use by amateurs, it won't include
keys (those in L & C are fine for use by experts), but will rely largely on
the images, and focus on diagnostics where confusion is possible.

Doug Yanega       Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820 USA      phone (217) 244-6817, fax (217) 333-4949
 affiliate, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Entomology
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        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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