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Inventory Lists of Invertebrates
Hastings has several data sets on the insects found on the reserve. They are listed below as links. The first is a series of checklists that were compiled in the 1940's and converted to digital form in 2003. In 2003 we moved a series of 7,000 microscope slides of insects to the Essig Museum at Berkeley (Excel File). We have several lists of spiders; with lists dating back to the early 1940s. In the 1990's, Jerry Powell and others compiled the updated the 1940s lists of moths and butterflies. So, scroll through the links below. Please acknowledge the authors and source in any use of this information.
Invertebrates, 1940's – Lists for Hastings
Tardigrades (Water Bears)
Selected Bibliography of Hastings Invertebrate Studies
Alexander, C. P. 1951. New or insufficiently-known crane-flies from the Nearctic region (Diptera: Tipulidae) Part XIV. Bull. Brookland Ent. Soc. 46:85-91. [Specimens provided]
Alexander, C. P.1967. The crane flies of California. Bull. Calif. Insect Survey 8. Univ. Calif. Press, Berkeley. 269 p. [Thousands of specimens provided]
Barthell, J. F. and J. M. H. Knops. 1997. Visitation of evening primrose by carpenter bees: evidence of a "mixed" pollination syndrome. Southwestern Naturalist 42:86-93 [Barthell, Knops residents].
Barthell, J. F., T. L. Griswold, R. W. Frankie, and R. T. Thorpe. 1997. Osmia (Hymenoptera:Megachilidae) diversity at a site in central coastal California. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 73:141-151. [Barthell, Frankie resident].
Barthell, J. F., D. M. Bromberger, H. V. Daly and R. W. Thorp. 1999. Nesting biology of the Solitary Digger Bee Habropoda depressa (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) in urban and island environments. J. Kansas Entomological Society. 71(2):116-136
Cornell, H. V. 1983. The secondary chemistry and complex morphology of galls formed by the Cynipinae (Hymenoptera): why and how? Amer. Mid. Nat. 110:225-234. [Short-term resident during field phase of study]
Cornell, H. V. 1984. Geographic texture of herbivore richness patterns on host plants. Bull. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 30:6-15. [Short-term resident] 1985. Local and regional richness of cynipine gall wasps on California oaks. Ecology 66:1247-1260. [Short-term resident]
Cornell, H. V. 1985. Species assemblages of cynipid gall wasps are not saturated. Amer. Nat. 126:565-569. [Short-term resident] 1986. Oak species attributes and host size influence cynipine wasp species richness. Ecology 67:1582-1592. [Short-term resident]
Daly, H. V. 1988. Overview of the identifications of Africanized honey bees. In: Africanized Honey Bees and Bee Mites, ed. G. R. Needham, R. E. page, Jr., M. Delfinado-Baker, C. E. Bowman, pp 245-249. Chichester, England: Ellis Horwood Limited. Daly, H. V.
Daly, H. V. 1988. 1991. Systematics and identification of Africanized honey bees. In: The "African" Honey Bee. eds. M. Spivak, D.J.C. Fletcher, and M. Breed. pp 13-44. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado.
Daly, H. V., K. Hoelmer, and P. Gambino. 1991. Clinal geographic variation in feral honey bees in California, USA Apidologie 22:591-609
Dickinson, J. L. 1992. Egg canibalism by larvae and adults of the milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Ecological Entomology 17:209-218.
Dickinson, J.L. 1994b. Tradeoffs between mate guarding and mate location in the blue milkweed beetle. Behavioral Ecology. 6:280-286.
Dickinson, J.L. 1994c. Multiple mating, sperm competition, and cryptic female choice in the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). In J.C. Choe and B.L. Crespi, eds., Social Competition and Cooperation in Insects and Arachnids: I. Evolution of Mating Systems. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Dickinson, J. L.1996. The behavior and ecology of Labidomera Chevrolat (Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) pp. 323-335 in Chrysomelidae Biology. Vol. 2. Ecological Studies (P.H.A. Jolivet and J. L. Cox, etc.) Academic Publishing, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ferris, G. F. 1942. Some North American, rodent-infesting lice (Insecta: Anoplura). Microentomology 7: 39-42. [Specimens provided]
Gambino, P., K. Hoelmer, and H. V. Daly. 1990. Nest sites of feral honey bees in California, USA. Apidologie 21: 35-45.
Holland, G. P. 1957. Notes on the genus Hystrichopsylla Rothschild in the New World, with descriptions of one new species and two new subspecies (Siphonaptera: Hystrichopsyllidae). Canadian Entomol. 89:309-324. [Specimens provided]
Jellison, W. L. 1940. Siphonaptera : notes on two California species. Publ. Health Repts. 55:489-492. [Specimens provided]
Koenig, W. D. and S. S. Albano.1987. Lifetime reproductive success, selection, and the opportunity for selection in the white-tailed skimmer Plathemis lydia (Odonata: Libellulidae). Evolution 41:22-36. [Koenig & Albano residents, pond provided by Oak Ridge Ranch]
Linsdale, J. M. and B. S. Davis. 1956. Taxonomic appraisal and occurrence of fleas at the Hastings Reservation in central California. Univ. Calif. Publ. Zool. 54:293-370.
Lindsey, E. G. 1939. Some new genera and species of epeoline and nomadine bees. Pan-Pac. Ent. 15:1-11. [Specimens provided, Resident]
Lindsey, E. G. 1941. Additional observations and descriptions of some species of Pleocoma (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Pan-Pac. Ent. 17:145-152.[Specimens provided, Resident]
Michener, C. D. 1941. A synopsis of the genus Trachusa with notes on the nesting habits of T. perdita (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Pan-Pac. Ent. 17:119-125. [Field facilities, housing provided]
Michener, C. D. 1947. A revision of the American species of Hoplitis (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 89:263-317.[Specimens provided]
Thorpe, R. W., G.W. Frankie, J. Barthell, D. Gordon, L. Newstrom, T. Griswold, J. Shcmidt and S. Thoenes. 1992. Long term studies to gauge effects of invading bees. Cal. Ag. 46:20-23. [J. Barthell resident]
White, B. E. 1939. A new species of Acmaeodera (Coleoptera-Buprestidae) with biological notes on others from Santa Barbara county, California. Paratype of Acmaeodera holsteni . Pan-Pac. Ent. 15:69-75. [Specimens provided]