Every once in a while a reference book comes along that is a special pleasure to review. Such a tome is The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America by Raymond J. Gagne. You can appreciate the scope of this book only by realizing that gall midges attack numerous families of gymnosperms and angiosperms; both monocots and dicots. Greatly needed by entomologists and botanists, Gagne's book not only updates Felt's and Barne's classic works of the forties and fifties, but it also supersedes them!
Wilson, Louis F.
"The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America. Raymond J. Gagne. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY 14850. 1989. 356 pp. $45.00 (cloth).,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 23
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol23/iss1/8