Acknowledgements

FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS AND DISEASES OF ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO FORESTS

Acknowledgements

The authors thank all former pathologists and entomologists, who either worked on the original insect and disease field guide developed in the 1980s, or worked on getting this version started. Special thanks to Sandra Roberts, printing specialist and Daniel Ryerson, GIS specialist for the Southwestern Region in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Additionally, we would like to thank Susan Hagle, Kenneth Gibson and Scott Tunnock, for sharing the design of their R1-R4 electronic field guide as inspriation for ours.

Photographs and other illustrations were obtained, as credited later in this document, from individuals, the files of the USDA Forest Service, and other sources as cited.

Preface

This book replaces "Forest Insect and Disease Field Guide" (Beatty 1983). Although amendments had been made to the former guide, our knowledge of forest insects and diseases has increased and some organisms have only recently been identified or round to cause significant damage. This new guide is designed to be practical for the field. Not every forest insect or disease of the Southwest is covered, but we have attempted to include those having significant ecological and/or economic impacts on forest resources such as recreation, wildlife, wood production, and watershed quality.

This field guide is divided into insect and disease sections, each with its sown description, illustrations, and host index. Literature cited, glossary, and general index are at the end of this field guide.