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Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
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( taxa covered )
1. Eggs and Egg Cases
2. Pupae and Exuviae

3. Parasitism, Predation, and Other Causes of Death

4. Sign on Vertebrates

5. Droppings, Secretions, and Protective Coverings without Foreign Materials

6. Webs and Other Silken Constructions

7. Cocoons

8. Coverings, Cases, Retreats, and Nests Made from Foreign Materials

9. Sign on Algae, Fungi, and Plants

10. Leaf Mines

11. Leaf Shelters

12. Galls

13. Sign on Twigs, Stems, and Stemlike Structures

14. Sign on and in Wood

15. Sign on Rocks and Shells

16. Burrows and Mounds

17. Molelike Excavations and Simple Surface Trails

18. Tracks and Trails

p. 450 Diversity in Tiger Beetle Larval Burrows -- This blog post by Ted MacRae illustrates some examples where burrows can be identified to species.
p. 456 We are reasonably sure that the spider found in the pictured burrow was Geolycosa wrightii. Click here for images of the spider and its burrow entrance as it looked before we dug it up.
p. 463 More specifically, the pictured burrow belongs to Uca thayeri, the Atlantic mangrove fiddler crab.
p. 469 More specifically, the pictured smooth harvester ant crater belongs to Messor pergandei.
p. 480 More specifically, the pictured burrow belongs to Uca pugilator, the Atlantic sand fiddler crab.
p. 491 Click here to see one of the beetles responsible for these burrows. Its taxonomy is evidently in limbo, but it seems reasonable to call it Heterocerus.

Images ©Charley Eiseman/Noah Charney