Thanks to the generous contribution of Bob Poole, we are incorporating images, names, and other content
from Nearctica.com into Discover Life.
So far we have incorporated the following:
- Butterfly images -- over 1,500 high-quality images of Nearctic butterflies.
These greatly enhance our IDnature guide
to North American butterfies and associated taxon pages.
Nomina Insecta Nearctica --
a complete synonymical checklist of approximately 90,000 insects of North America north of Mexico published
by Entomological Information Services in 1996 and 1997 in four volumes and a CD-ROM. We have extracted these insects
into the following interactive checklists:
- Coleoptera -- 24,100+ beetles
- Diptera -- 19,700+ flies
- Hymenoptera -- 13,400+ wasps,
excluding the following species that are in Discover Life's more recent checklists:
[See also Database of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico, based on Krombein et al., 1979.]
- Lepidoptera -- 11,500+ butterflies and moths
- Other Insecta -- 19,400+ insects,
excluding Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera
Please note that we have yet to incorporate the following corrections
to the printed volumes into these checklists.
Also please note that we intend to update these checklists and incorporate taxonomic changes since they were originally published.
Hence, they may not be the same as the original published versions.
This work is funded through the Polistes Foundation's 5-year
cooperative agreement with USGS-NBII.