Acknowledgements

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

Acknowledgements

Thanks to all current and former pathologists and entomologists, who worked on the original insect and disease field guide developed in the 1980s or the current version. Special thanks to our printing specialist for the Southwestern Region in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

Our knowledge of forest insects and diseases continues to evolve and some organisms have only recently been identified or found to cause significant damage. This 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, or watershed quality.

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