Excerpt: To the uninitiated reader, searching for adult insects in mid-winter might seem a fruitless task at best. Yet as the List of Michigan Insects and Related Arthropods takes shape, L'off-season" collecting records are urgently needed by the compilers. Many species of insects thrive when we might wish to stay indoors; the Collembola are good examples, as are the species of Chionea (Diptera: Tipulidae), a genus of wingless crane-flies. We should like to know much more about the distribution of many hardy winter insects, and only increased collecting will enable this.
Wilkinson, Ronald S.
"January Collecting in Central Michigan,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol1/iss4/7