For some ten years the Iowa Insect Survey has been collecting specimens and data from all parts of this state in a study of the geographic and seasonal distribution of the insects of Iowa. Comparatively little has been done heretofore with most of the families of the Hymenoptera and the Diptera of Iowa. With the hope of stimulating a more general interest in these groups, preliminary lists of the species now known to occur within the state are being submitted. Students in systematic Entomology in the college have taken a family and given it special attention in their collecting for one or more years. These students have collaborated with the senior author in the preparation of this paper. The name of the student thus taking the responsibility of getting a list for a family in shape is printed at the head of the list. Determinations throughout the list have been made or checked by specialists as indicated for each group. Assistance given by the Iowa Academy of Science and the State University of Iowa has helped materially in keeping the Survey going.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1936 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Jaques, H. E.; Warren, L. G.; Cutkomp, Laurence K.; Knutson, Herbert; Bagnall, Shirley; Jaques, Mabel; Millspaugh, Dick D.; Wimp, Verlin L.; and Manning, W. C.
"A Preliminary List of Some Families of Iowa Insects,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 43(1), 383-390.
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