amberica west

Suggested Collection:

Here is a suggestion for one wanting a wide reaching collection. Sometimes it is better to collect first the general specimens before you spend large amounts on "that special" piece.

Coleoptera:

  • *Platypodidae (pinhole borer beetle)
  • *Scolytidae (bark beetle)
  • *Pselaphidae (short-winged mold beetle)
  • Staphylinidae (rove beetle)
  • Curculionidae (snout beetle or weevil)
  • Elateridae (click beetle)
  • *Mordellidae (tumbling flower beetle)
  • *Scydmaenidae (antlike stone beetle)
  • Limulodidae (horseshoe crab beetle)

Diptera:

  • *Cecidomyiidae (gall gnat)
  • *Mycetophilidae (fungus gnat)
  • *Sciaridae (dark-w1nged fungus gnat)
  • *Scatopsidae (minute black scavenger fly)
  • Ceratopogonidae (punky or biting midge)
  • *Chironomidae (midge)
  • Anisopodidae (wood gnat)
  • *Psychodidae (moth fly)
  • Tipulidae (crane fly)
  • Empididae (dance fly)
  • *Dolichopodidae (long-legged fly)
  • *Phoridae (humpbacked fly)

Isoptera:

  • Winged termite and worker termite

Hymenoptera:

  • *Formicidae (winged and worker ant)
  • *Melipodidae (small bees)
  • *Wasps (two)

Psocoptera:

  • *Two winged barklice and one without wings

Thysanoptera (thrips)

Homoptera:

  • *Cicadellidae (leafhopper)


Fulgoroidea

  • Super-family of planthoppers

Collembola (Springtail.)

Spiders - two

Mite - one

Botanical specimen - small flower or flower part, or small leaf

Note:

Those marked with an asterisk (*) are the most common.

 

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