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  • Fritts, Mark W.; DeBoer, Jason A.; Gibson-Reinemer, Daniel K.; Lubinski, Benjamin J.; McClelland, Michael A.; Casper, Andrew F. (Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017-06)

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  • Mauger, David; Anton, Thomas G. (Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-02)
    The distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Will County, Illinois, was assessed using museum records and results from 58 surveys conducted between 1986 and 2009 on lands owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District ...

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  • Chick, John H.; Soeken-Gittinger, Lori A.; Ratcliff, Eric N.; Gittinger, Eric J.; Lubinski, Benjamin J.; Maher, Rob (Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-09)
    Abstract: We present information gleaned from 10 years of data collected by the water quality component of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Environmental Management Program’s Long Term Resource Monitoring Program ...

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  • Brown, Lauren E.; Phillips, Christopher A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-04)
    The examination of 387 preserved red-bellied snakes, Storeria occipitomaculata, from 18 museums and collections, literature records, and unpublished records revealed distributional records throughout much of Illinois, in ...

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  • Phillippe, Loy R.; Molano-Flores, Brenda; Murphy, Michael J.C.; Marcum, Paul B.; Ebinger, John E. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2011-07)
    This study was undertaken to determine the distribution and habitat requirements of many of the endangered and threatened plant species associated with the sand deposits of Illinois. Approximately 70 species of endangered ...

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  • Dmitriev, Dmitry A.; Dietrich, Christopher H. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2010-06)
    The 197 species (including 2 new species) of the Nearctic leafhopper genus Eratoneura are reviewed. Eratoneura betulae sp.n. from New Brunswick (Canada) and E. mcateei sp.n. from the central and northeastern USA are ...

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  • Ebinger, John E.; Phillippe, Loy R.; Handel, William C.; Cunningham, Connie J.; McClain, William E.; Nyboer, Randy N.; Bittner, Todd (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2009-10)
    A few high-quality prairies still exist in the sand deposits of the Green River Lowlands. The most extensive remnants are in the Green River State Wildlife Area, Lee County, Illinois. Three upland prairie communities were ...

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  • Yetter, Aaron P.; Stafford, Joshua D.; Hine, Christopher S.; Bowyer, Matthew W.; Havera, Stephen P.; Horath, Michelle M. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2009-09)
    The number of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) breeding in Illinois and eastern North America has increased in recent decades; however, few studies have investigated the nesting biology of Mallards outside primary production ...

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  • Dmitriev, Dmitry A.; Dietrich, Christopher H. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2009-05)
    This review provides descriptions, color habitus photos, illustrations, a key for identification, and summaries of distributions and host plants for all known species of the genus Erythridula (135 species). E. canadensis ...

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  • Esarey, Joan; Soucek, David J.; Levengood, Jeffrey M.; Hudson, Robert J.; Wimer, Wade; Halbrook, Richard S. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2008-11)
    Unionid mussels were collected from three mussel beds near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers in 2003 to evaluate concentrations of selected elements and organic compounds in three abundant species and ...

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  • Larimore, Richard L.; Phillippe, Loy R.; Ebinger, John E. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2008-06)
    The vascular flora of Middle Fork Woods Nature Preserve, Vermilion County, Illinois, was studied during the growing seasons of 1999–2002. A total of 376 species were found: 12 ferns, fern-allies, and gymnosperms; 99 monocots; ...

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  • Dietrich, Christopher H.; Dmitriev, Dmitry A. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2008-04)
    The 35 previously described species (including 4 junior synonyms) of the New World erythroneurine leafhopper genus Zyginama are reviewed and descriptions are provided for 43 new species, 2 from U.S.A., 26 from Mexico, 1 ...

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  • Dmitriev, Dmitry A.; Dietrich, Christopher H. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2007-08)
    This review provides descriptions, illustrations, keys for identification, and summaries of distributions and host plants for all known species of the genera Erythroneura (54 species), Erasmoneura (12 species), Rossmoneura ...

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  • Huebschman, J.J. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2007-02)
    To better inform conservation and management strategies directed at Franklin’s ground squirrel, Spermophilus franklinii, I reviewed published and unpublished accounts of the squirrel’s distribution, abundance, and principally, ...

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  • Ebinger, John E.; Phillippe, Loy R.; Nyboer, Randy W.; McClain, William E.; Busemeyer, Daniel T.; Robertson, Kenneth, R.; Levin, Geoffrey A. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2006-10)
    This study was undertaken to determine vascular plant species composition, vegetation structure, and floristic quality of the major plant communities in the windblown sand deposits of northwestern Illinois during the ...

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  • Dietrich, Christopher H.; Dmitriev, Dmitry A. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2006-07)
    The genus-level classification of New World Erythroneurini is revised based on results of a phylogenetic analysis of 100 morphological characters. The 704 known species are placed into 18 genera. Erasmoneura Young and ...

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  • Marcisz, Walter J.; Levengood, Jeffrey M.; Klement, Allison M.; Kurcz, Margaret A. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2005-08)
    The number of active black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) nesting colonies in Illinois has declined significantly over the past century. Habitat loss/degradation and other factors such as exposure to environmental ...

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  • Levengood, Jeffrey M.; Marcisz, Walter J.; Klement, Allison M.; Kurcz, Margaret A. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2005-08)
    We examined the nesting ecology of a Blackcrowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) colony located at wetlands associated with Lake Calumet in south Cook County, Illinois, during the 2002 and 2003 nesting seasons. This ...

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  • Thorp, Robbin W.; LaBerge, Wallace E. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2005-03)
    This work reports on a study of 1,200 specimens segregated into 9 species, 4 of which are new to science. One name is relegated to synonymy. The relationships within the subgenus and with other subgenera of Andrena are ...

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  • LaBerge, Wallace E.; Thorp, Robin W. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2005-03)
    The subgenus Onagrandrena was first recognized and described by Linsley and MacSwain (1956) to include those black Andrena that are oligolectic on plants of the family Onagraceae and have pollen-collecting hairs modified ...

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  • LaBerge, Wallace E. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 2001-11)
    The genus Tetraloniella was proposed by Ashmead in 1899 (p. 61) to include a small Palearctic eucerine bee, Macrocera graia Eversmann, known to Ashmead only in the female sex. This specimen and several others of this ...

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  • Redmer, Michael; Brown, Lauren E.; Brandon, Ronald A. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1999-09)

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  • Levengood, Jeffrey M.; Sanderson, Glen C.; Anderson, William L.; Foley, George L.; Skowron, Loretta M.; Brown, Patrick W.; Seets, James W. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1999-02)

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  • Sabaj, Mark H.; Cummings, Kevin S.; Page, Lawrence M. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1997-10)
    The Fish Collection of the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) dates back to the late 1800s and the extensive surveys of Illinois fishes led by Dr. Stephen A. Forbes, director of the Survey's predecessor, the Illinois ...

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  • Sanderson, Glen C.; Anderson, William L.; Foley, George L.; Duncan, Karen L.; Skowron, Loretta M.; Brawn, Jeffrey D.; Seets, James W. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1997-04)
    In a 150-day study, we tested for chronic toxicity and effects on reproduction of bismuth/tin (Bi/Sn) alloy shot dosed in game-farm mallards (Anas platyrhynchos). Histopathology of livers, kidneys, gonads, hearts, and ...

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  • Sanderson, Glen C.; Anderson, William L.; Foley, George L.; Skowron, Loretta M.; Brawn, Jeffrey D.; Seets, James W. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1997-04)
    In a 30-day study involving penned game-farm mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), no harmful health effects were detected from dosing with either six, No. 4, bismuth/tin (Bi/Sn) alloy shot or six, No. 4, steel (Fe) shot, as ...

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  • Larimore, R. Weldon; Bayley, Peter B. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1996-10)
    Streams and their aquatic communities are directly and indirectly influenced by the past and present activities of humans. In Champaign County, marshes and tallgrass prairie have been converted to farmland, cities, and ...

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  • Laird, Christopher A.; Page, Lawrence M. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1996-03)
    At the turn of the century, only one non-native* species of fish, the common carp, was established in Illinois (Forbes and Richardson 1908). In contrast, by 1979, six non-native fishes were reproducing in Illinois ...

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  • Huhndorf, Sabine Marita (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1992-05)

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  • Crane, J.L.; Tazik, Pamela P. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1992-05)

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  • Crane, J.L. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1991-03)

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  • Page, Lawrence M.; Jeffords, Michael R. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1990-04-23)

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  • Jones, Almut G. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1989-05)
    The need for a comprehensive study and taxonomic revision of asters in Illinois becomes apparent when one looks at the varied treatments of this genus in the principal floristic literature of the state (G.N. Jones 1945, ...

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  • Moran, Robbin C. (Champaign, Ill. : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1987-11)
    The genus Polybotrya (Dryopteridaceae) includes 35 species of neotropical ferns. It is distinguished by 1) strongly dimorphic leaves with fertile leaves that resemble skeletons of the sterile, photosynthetic ones; 2) usually ...

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  • Page, Lawrence M. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1985-09)
    Crayfishes and shrimps (Decapoda) are conspicuous components of the aquatic environments of Illinois. Although only 23 species are known to inhabit the state, they are among our largest aquatic invertebrates and often are ...

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  • Godfrey, George Lawrence; Bouseman, John K.; Edwards, William R.; Robertson, Kenneth, R.; Zewadski, Robert M. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1985-09)
    The Illinois Natural History Survey celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1983 by hosting a series of special events for its friends and staff. Two of them were the 125th Anniversary Symposium and Luncheon held on 24 ...

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  • Morris, Michael A.; Funk, Richard S.; Smith, Philip Wayne (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1983-04)
    This bibliography has been compiled to provide a source of titles for those seeking literature dealing with the herpetofauna of Illinois that has appeared since the publication of "The Amphibians and Reptiles of ...

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  • Pechuman, L.L.; Webb, Donald W.; Teskey, H.J. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1983-04)
    The tabanids, or horse flies and deer flies, are well known to dairy farmers and livestock producers as well as to campers, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts as annoying and pain-inflicting inhabitants of most wooded ...

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  • Larimore, Richard Weldon; Tranquilli, John A. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1981-08)
    Under contract with Commonwealth Edison Company, the Illinois Natural History Survey studied this cooling lake ecosystem intensively from August 1973 through August 1977 to determine the effect of the thermal discharge and ...

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  • Irwin, Michael E.; Lyneborg, Leif (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1980-11)
    During the course of preparing the Therevidae chapter for the soon-to-be published Manual of Nearctic Diptera (Canada Department of Agriculture 1981), we've found that the previously published descriptions of genera were ...

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  • Webb, Donald W. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1980-07)
    In 1927 T. H. Frison published a list of all the insect types in the collections of the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University of Illinois and the Bolter collection. This list contained 1,067 primary types. ...

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  • Bellrose, Frank Chapman; Paveglio, Fred, L. Jr.; Steffeck, Donald W. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1979-08)
    1.—The bottomland (backwater) lakes of the Illinois River valley embrace about 28,500 ha (70,000 acres) and attract hundreds of thousands of waterfowl during their fall and spring migrations. All of these backwater lakes ...

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  • Burr, Brooks M. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1977-09)
    The bantam sunfish, described as Bohlke; Garrett S. Glodek; Tomio Lepomis symmetricus by Stephen A. Forbes in 1883, is one of the least known species in the genus, probably because of its small size, rarity over parts ...

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  • Metcalf, Robert L.; Sanborn, James R. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1975-08)

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  • Sparks, Richard E.; Starrett, William Charles (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1975-08)
    1. The upper Illinois River is warmer than the lower River, as a result of warm municipal and industrial effiuents. 2. The upper river is less turbid, because the bottom is generally rocky, whereas Peoria, La Grange, and ...

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  • Webb, Donald W.; Penny, Norman D.; Marlin, John C. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1975-08)
    The objective of this study is to update our knowledge of the distribution and natural history of Mecoptera, particularly in relation to the biogeographic history of Illinois. Synoptic descriptions, keys, and illustrations ...

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  • Born, Gerald L. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1974-08)
    VERTICILLIUM WILT is a plant disease caused by the fungus Verticil- Hum albo-atrum Reinke and Berthold. This pathogen is peculiar in tliat it does not confine its attacks to one host, or a few closely related hosts, ...

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  • Vance, Thomas C. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1974-08)
    The morphology and taxonomy of the immature stages of the Thysanoptera have received minimum attention in North America. Significant contributions on the larvae of thrips have been made in Europe, East Asia, and ...

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  • Carter, J. Cedric; Carter, Lucile Rogers (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1974-05)
    THE AMERICAN ELM was used more extensively than any other species as a shade tree in Illinois prior to 1940. It was especially valued for its rapid growth, majestic size, vase shape, and extensive shade. It was used ...

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  • Labisky, Ronald F.; Anderson, William L. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1973-07)
    IN LATE 1963, Purdue University scientists discovered, by amino acid analysis, that the endosperm of maize [Zea mays) kernels homozygous for the opaque-2 mutant contained about 70 percent more lysine than the endosperms ...

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  • Sanderson, Glen C.; Nalbandov, A.V. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1973-07)
    The objectives of this study were to gather data on the reproductive cycle and the basic anatomy of the reproductive system of the raccoon and to investigate those aspects of the raccoon's reproductive physiology that ...

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  • Bennett, George William; Adkins, H. Wickliffe; Childers, William Franklin (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1973-01)
    1.—After a draining census in 1963, Ridge Lake was restocked with 2,386 largemouth bass, 4,492 bluegills, 1,335 warmouths, 11 channel catfish, and 1,020 lake chubsuckers, making a total of 9,244 fishes weighing 510.6 kg ...

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  • Anderson, William L. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1972-07)
    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS are recognized as the primary forces dictating the distribution, abundance, and physical condition of pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and all other game species. These forces, whether beneficial ...

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  • Perry, Robert S. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1971-08)
    THE MOST IMPORTANT pathological problem encountered by commercial growers of poinsettias ( Euphorbia piilcheirima Willd. ) is caused by a complex of fungi composed of Thielaviopsis basicola (Berk. & Br.) Ferr., Rhizoctonia ...

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  • Reinbold, Keturah A.; Kapoor, Inder P.; Childers, William Franklin; Bruce, Willis Nels; Metcalf, Robert L. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1971-06)
    The studies reported in this paper were designed to further test the biodegradability of methoxychlor and to compare in a laboratory aquatic environment (i) the uptake of DDT and methoxychlor directly from water by ...

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  • Starrett, William Charles (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1971-02)
    The basic purposes of this investigation were to make a survey of the pearly mussel (Mollusca: Pelecypoda: Unionacea) populations of the entire Illinois River in order to formulate a sound basis for managing the mussel ...

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  • Neely, Dan; Himelick, Eugene Bryson; Crowley, Webster R., Jr. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1970-09)
    Prior to this study the two senior authors, as plant pathologists, had recommended fertilization as a preventive or corrective control measure for several tree diseases. It was recognized, however, that the procedures ...

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  • Bellrose, Frank Chapman; Crompton, Robert D. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1970-09)
    LARGE-SCALE BANDING of migratory ducks in the United States first occurred in Illinois. The objectives of the analysis presented in this paper were to determine: a) the migration patterns as shown by band recoveries ...

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  • Buck, Homer; Thoits III, Charles F. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1970-03)
    THIS REPORT is based on several years of intensive studies of the production and related population dynamics of six kinds of warmwater fishes maintained as single species in 1-acre ponds. Species involved included the ...

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  • Bennett, George William; Adkins, H. Wickliffe; Childers, William Franklin (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1969-09)
    Ridge Lake was stocked with 335 yearling largemouth bass and 100 adults in 1941, 129 bluegills in 1944, 138 warmouths in 1949, and varying numbers of channel catfish in 1951, 1952, and 1957. After an attempt to remove all ...

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  • Stannard, Lewis Judson (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1968-05)
    This article is presented to make our tiny thrips better known—to show what thrips really are, to explain which ones are harmful and which ones are beneficial, and to introduce the many thrips that are of no direct ...

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  • Childers, William Franklin (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1967-09)
    Red-ear sunfish, Lepomis microlophus (Gunther); bluegill, L. macrochiris Rafinesque; green sunfish, L. cyanellus Rafinesque; and warmouth, Chaenobryttus gulosus (Cuvier) are present in a number of east-central Illinois ...

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  • Hansen, Donald F. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1966-07)
    The relative success of two stocking procedures used at Lake Glendale was measured in terms of the quality of hook-and-line fishing that followed the stockings. The initial stocking, in the spring of 1940, was done with ...

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  • Starrett, William Charles; Fritz, Arnold W. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1965-03)
    THIS PAPER is based on a 10-year biological investigation of the fishes of Lake Chautauqua, a lateral-levee reservoir of approximately 3,500 acres located near Havana, in Mason County, Illinois. The reservoir, a ...

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  • Graber, Richard Rex; Graber, Jean Weber (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1963-10)
    On August 29, 1906, Alfred O. Gross and Howard A. Ray, working for the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History (a parent organization of the Illinois Natural History Survey) under the direction of Stephen A. ...

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  • Larimore, R. Weldon; Smith, Philip Wayne (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1963-03)
    The fishes of Champaign County^ Illinois, have received probably as intensive and prolonged study as those in any area of equal size in the Nev\^ World. The long period of observation has furnished an unusual opportunity ...

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  • Smith, Philip Wayne (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1961-11)
    The objectives of this report on the amphibians and reptiles of Illinois are threefold. The first is to provide a critical review of the species and subspecies known to inhabit Illinois. The second is to present ...

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  • Bellrose, Frank Chapman; Scott, Thomas G.; Hawkins, Arthur Stuart; Low, Jessop B. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1961-08)
    MANAGEMENT of waterfowl includes the intelligent manipulation of their populations. The sex classes and age classes of various species of ducks constitute measurable elements of the populations. The present study ...

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  • Hansen, Donald F.; Bennett, George William; Webb, Donald W.; Lewis, John M. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1960-08)
    EXPERIMENTS carried on in the United States during the past 30 years have shown that the total weight of fish in a pond, that is, the standing crop, may be increased two to six times through the use of fertilizers. ...

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  • Anderson, Harry George (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1959-08)
    TWENTY-FIVE years ago the waterfowl population of North America had dropped to such a low point that management of this resource became an important concern of both state and federal wildlife agencies. As a basis for ...

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  • Bellrose, Frank Chapman (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1959-05)
    THE mortality resulting from lead poisoning in populations of wild waterfowl has been a cause of concern to conservationists for many years. This concern has grown out of the knowledge that lead poisoning is of common ...

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  • Mills, Harlow B.; Bennett, George William; Decker, George Clemens; Scott, Thomas G.; Ross, Herbert H.; Ayars, James S.; Carter, Cedric J.; Warrick, Ruth R.; East, Bessie B. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1958-12)

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  • Larimore, R. Weldon (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1957-08)
    OVERPOPULATION among certain warm-water fishes is now commonly recognized as a cause of poor fishing in many lakes and ponds of the United States. More than a decade ago, Bennett (1944:186) suggested that perhaps ...

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  • Forsberg, Junius Leonard (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1955-09)
    Fusarium disease of gladiolus: its causal agent is one of the most destructive maladies known to affect flower crops. The disease causes large losses to commercial gladiolus growers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, ...

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  • Evers, Robert August (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1955-08)
    Prairies are grasslands. To many persons, prairies are flat grasslands. However, it is not topography but vegetation that distinguishes prairies and other plant communities. Forests occur on flat land or on slopes. ...

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  • Starrett, William Charles; Barnickol, Paul G. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1955-07)
    IN 1944 and 1946, a fishery survey was made of the Mississippi River between Caruthersville, Missouri, and Dubuque, Iowa, under the auspices of the Technical Committee for Fisheries, a subgroup of the Upper Mississippi ...

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  • Curl, E.A. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1955-06)
    IN the past 10 years, oak wilt, caused by Endoconidiophora fagacearum Bretz, has become increasingly important as a destroyer of oak trees in the eastern half of the United States. It was first described about 13 years ...

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  • Bennett, George William (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1954-11)
    IN 1941, when Ridge Lake, in Fox Ridge State Park, Coles County, Illinois, was completed, it was set aside as a study area for the largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacepede). Initially, the largemouth was ...

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  • Burks, B.D. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1953-05)
    MAYFLIES or shadflies are a group of insects constituting the order Ephemeroptera. In the young or nymphal stages, they live in the water of ponds, lakes, or streams, where they can be found under rocks or logs, in ...

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  • Yeatter, Ralph E.; Thompson, David H. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1952-06)
    TULAREMIA, a disease of rabbits and hares (lagomorphs), rodents, and several other animals, is transmissible to man. In the period 1926- 1940. Illinois had more than 3,000 reported cases of human tularemia, about twice ...

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  • Barnickol, Paul G.; Starrett, William Charles (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1951-09)
    This paper is based on an analysis of the data relative to the species composition of the fishes appearing in test-net collections taken in 1944 and 1946 with various types of commercial gear at 31 sampling stations ...

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  • Hansen, Donald F. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1951-08)
    THE white crappie, Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque, and the black crappie, Pomoxis nigro-maculatus (Le Sueur), are among the most characteristic and abundant fishes of the lakes and streams of Illinois. They are popular with ...

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  • Hanson, Harold Carsten; Smith, Robert H. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1950-03)
    This Canada goose study is based on data from three primary sources : data collected at Horseshoe Lake, Alexander County, Illinois ; surveys by the authors on the distribution, habitat, and behavior of the population ...

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  • Yeager, Lee E. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1949-08)
    The objective of the study on whicii the present report is based was to determine the rate of flooding mortality in various Mississippi River Valley tree species and the rate and effect of tree fall ; in the course ...

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  • Bruce, Willis Nels (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1949-07)
    The purpose of this study was to obtain pertinent information about the residual insecticidal value of chlorinated hydrocarbons applied to various surfaces that had been exposed to different field conditions. The ...

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  • Hoff, Clarence Clayton (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1949-06)
    PSEUDOSCORPIONS are minute animals only a few millimeters long, with the general appearance of diminutive scorpions except that they have no tails. They belong to the large phylum of joint-legged animals, the Arthropoda, ...

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  • Bennett, George William (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1948-12)
    TEN years ago, Fork Lake, a pond of 1.38 acres on the farm of Paul S. Smith near Mount Zion, Illinois, Has probably typical of many of the older man-made ponds in central Illinois. When this pond was assigned for study ...

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  • DeLong, D.M. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1948-06)
    THE leafhoppers, or Cicadellidae, constitute one of the largest families of insects in North America and also in tile entire world, rivaling in number of species such groups as the rove beetles, or Staphylinidae, the ...

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  • Ross, Herbert Holdsworth (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1947-08)
    MOSQUITOES are midgelike insects of various sizes, some of them minute, some of them nearly a half inch long. They belong to the family Culicidae, which belongs to the order Diptera, embracing the common housefly and ...

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  • Brown, Louis G.; Yeager, Lee Emmett (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1945-09)
    The project had two main objectives: 1. Determination of squirrel breeding seasons and related biology, the information derived to be used in recommending biologically sound squirrel hunting seasons. 2. Determination of ...

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  • Carter, Cedric J. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1945-08)
    The investigation of wetwood reported in this paper is the outgrowth of studies of an unusual wilt observed on a large number of American elms in the Village of Hinsdale, Illinois, in July and August, 1939. As studies of ...

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  • Bennett, George William (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1945-05)
    The only case of overfishing ever observed in Illinois by Natural History Survey aquatic biologists occurred under conditions favorable for study, 1938-1941. Evidence of overfishing was available from well-kept records of ...

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  • Bellrose, Frank Chapman (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1944-11)
    This paper was conceived and written in an attempt to evaluate the effect of various hunting regulations on the kill of ducks in Illinois, and to ascertain the optimum dates for Illinois hunting seasons of various lengths. ...

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  • Ross, Herbert H. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey,, 1944-08)
    THE caddis flies, or Trichoptera, are for the most part medium-sized to small insects resembling moths in general appearance. Their larvae are aquatic in habit and caterpillar-like in appearance. The order Trichoptera ...

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  • Brown, Louis G.; Yeager, Lee E. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1943-09)
    Fur animals in Illinois, as in perhaps every other state, are of importance from viewpoints other than income. In one form or another there is nearly always the problem of predator control, which is brought up most ...

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  • Mohr, Carl O. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1943-09)
    FOR more than a century after Illinois became a state, stock-taking of its renewable natural resources was conducted only irregularly and, in some instances, was not attempted until after serious shortages had become ...

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  • Bellrose, Frank C.; Anderson, Harry G. (Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1943-05)

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  • Yeatter, Ralph E. (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1943-05)
    The present report summarizes a study of the biology and management of the greater prairie chicken in Illinois, a study begun in 1935 by members of the Section of Game Research and Management of the Illinois Natural ...

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  • Bennett, George William (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1943-02)
    The material in this paper includes information from several sources. That gathered by Dr. David H. Thompson, Illinois Natural History Survey Zoologist, and the author, from censusing the fish of 22 small artificial ...

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  • Frison, Theodore Henry (Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey, 1942-09)
    THIS paper is a result of the continuance of studies of the stonefly fauna of Illinois started in 1926 and expanded within more recent years to include the fauna of North America. Three previous papers of mine have ...

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