Nomina Insecta Nearctica

Robert Poole eis at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon May 6 06:51:35 CDT 1996

We would like to announce the publication of the first volume of

A Checklist of the Insects of North America

Nomina Insecta Nearctica will appear in four volumes.  Volume 1 (now
available) covers the orders Coleoptera and Strepsiptera.  Volume 2 (to
appear in summer 1996) covers the Hymenoptera, Rhaphidioptera, Megaloptera,
Neuroptera, Mecoptera, and Trichoptera.  Volume 3 contains the Diptera,
Lepidoptera, and Siphonaptera (late Fall 1996), and volume 4 covers the
Non-Holometabolous orders (Winter 1996/1997).  At the conclusion of the
publication of the four volumes, a cd-rom will be released containing the
databases for all four volumes as part of a database application.

Each order consists of a primary checklist covering all of the names applied
to the species of that order with complete synonomies.  Each name includes
its original orthography and the original generic name.  All names are
arranged alphabetically, families within the order, genera within the
family, and valid species within the genus.  Synonyms, homonyms,
emendations, misspellings, etc. are arranged chronologically under the valid
species name.  A separate section is provided listing the higher
classification "phylogetically" to subfamily with valid generic names listed
alphabetically under subfamilies.  The entire series is thoroughly indexed
by species and genus group names.

Volume 1 covering the Coleoptera and Strepsiptera is now available for
$79.95.  To get more information send us an e-mail message asking for a
brochure at eis at or Entomological Information Services, Box
4350, Rockville, Maryland (USA) 20849-4350.  The same information is
available on our web page at  The
book is 827pp. and 8 1/2 x 11 in format.

The series is being published by Entomological Information Services.

J.B.S. Haldane - "God has an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Robert W. Poole
Patricia Gentili
Entomological Information Services
eis at
Box 4350
Rockville, Maryland 20849-4350

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