Blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae)
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A selection of some of the books and articles providing further information

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Books devoted entirely to Blackflies Books with important sections on Blackflies Keys to man-biting Blackflies

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Books devoted entirely to Blackflies

Fauna of New Zealand Number 68 Simuliidae

by Douglas A. Craig, Ruth E. G. Craig, Trevor K. Crosby

June 2012

240x183mm, softback, colour plates, 336 pp

RRP $95.00

ISBN 978-0-478-34734-0

Manaaki Whenua Press

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The Blackflies of North America
The Black Flies (Simuliidae) of North America

by Peter H. Adler, Douglas C. Currie, and D. Monty Wood

(Illustrated by Ralph M. Idema  and Lawrence W. Zettler
Foreword by Daniel H. Janzen)

Cornell University Press April 2004, 960 pages, 255 maps, 97 halftones, 887 line drawings, 150
 color illustrations in a 24-page insert, and 13 tables. Cloth ISBN
0-8014-2498-4    USD $99.95

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Crosskey & Howard Inventory of World Blackflies

A new
Taxonomic and Geographical
World Blackflies
(Diptera: Simuliidae)

R. W. Crosskey and Theresa M.Howard

Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum

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The Natural History of Blackflies
by R.W. Crosskey
John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chichester. 1990. ix + 711 pp
ISBN 0-471-92755-4

Everything you are likely to want to know - the most complete account

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Black Flies
Ecology, Population Management, and Annoted World List
Edited by Ke Chung Kim & Richard W. Merritt
Penn State University, University Park & London 1987 xi + 528 pp.
ISBN 0-271-00417-7

Reports from an international conference of Blackfly experts

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The future for biological methods in integrated control
Edited by Marshall Laird
Academic Press, London, 1981 ix + 399 pp.
ISBN 0-12-434060-1

A collection of 28 papers on Blackfly biology and control

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Simulium - Vectors of Onchocerciasis
Advanced level Training and Information Guide
by J.B.Davies & R.W.Crosskey
World Health Organisation, Geneva, 1991. Doc.WHO/VBC/91.992 115pp.

Concerns the biology, and control of the vectors of onchocerciasis, and their rôle in the transmission of the disease


The Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Guatemala and their role as Vectors of Onchocerciasis
By H.T.Dalmat
Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Vol. 125, No. 1, 1955 vii + 425pp.
The Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, U.S.A.

Long out of print. Incredibly detailed account of the Simuliids of Central America. Most information still valid.

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Books with important sections on Blackflies

Medical Insects and Arachnids
Edited by: R.P.Lane & R.W.Crosskey, 1993
Chapman & Hall, London 1993, xv + 723pp
.ISBN 0 412 40000 6

Blackflies are found in Ch. 6 on pages 241 to 287


Medical and Veterinary Entomology
by D.S.Kettle (Second Edition) 1995
CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, viii + 725 pp.
ISBN 0 85198 968 3

The Chapter 10 on Blackflies is at pages 192 to 210

Veterinary Entomology
by R. Wall and D. Shearer, 1997
Chapman and Hall, London. xi + 439
ISBN 0 412 61510 X

Simuliids are covered by pages 181 to 184

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