Bloodsucking Flies and other Outdoor Nuisance Arthropods of New York State

New York State Museum and Science Memoir No. 19, by Hugo Jamnback, Associate Scientist, The University of the State of New York. x + 90 pages, illustrated, paperbound. The State Education Department, State Museum and Science Service, Albany, New York 12224. 1969. $2.00

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  • Department of Entomology North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

This publication brings together a variety of information in medical entomology with focus on the arthropods of importance in New York State. There are 9 chapters on bloodsucking species (flies, ticks, and chiggers), 4 chapters on non-bloodsucking species and 4 chapters on control measures. Details on insecticide recommendations and the laws and regulations governing the use of insecticides for control of aquatic insects in New York are in an appendix. There are tables listing the New York species of mosquitoes, blackflies, biting midges, horse flies, deer flies, and ticks.

This publication is well illustrated and prepared by an authority in the field. It is well worth the price. It should be particularly useful to physicians, public health workers, and informed laymen who may be involved in questions regarding adoption of pest control programs.

A possible criticism is the incorporation of discussions on diseases not occurring in New York or The United States in some of the chapters.