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Entomology: Carl Olson

Associate Curator

Insect Identification

To identify a particular insect, please contact:

Carl Olson "Bug Man"
University of Arizona Associate Curator, Insects

E-mail: bugman@ag.arizona.edu

phone1: (520) 621-5925
phone2: (520) 621-4137

Special Note: you will most likely need to have a sample of the insect for positive identification.

Selected Publications

Sisterson MS, Biggs RW, Olson C, et al. 2004. Arthropod abundance and diversity in Bt and non-Bt cotton fields. Environmental Entomology 33 (4): 921-929.

Olson, C. E. 2004. 50 Common Insects of the Southwest. Western National Parks Association.

Dawn H. Gouge, Carl Olson, Kirk Smith. 2003. Insect Repellents. AZ1311 Cooperative Extension Publication, The University of Arizona, 3/2003.

Dawn Gouge, Kirk Smith, Carl Olson, Marc Lame & Paul Baker. 2001. IPM in Schools , AZ 1234, June 2001.

Dawn H. Gouge, Kirk A. Smith, Carl Olson & Paul Baker. 2001. Drywood Termites , AZ1232, June 2001.
A Cooperative Extension Bulletin.

Dawn H. Gouge, Kirk A. Smith, Carl Olson & Paul Baker. 2001. Scorpions , AZ1223, April 2001.
An AZ Cooperative Extension Bulletin.

Dawn H. Gouge, Kirk A. Smith, Carl Olson & Paul Baker. 2001. Mosquitoes , AZ1221, March 2001.
A Cooperative Extension Bulletin.

Floyd G. Werner & Carl E. Olson. 1994. Learning About & Living With Insects of the Southwest: How to Identify Helpful, Harmful and Venomous Insects. Fisher Books.

Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona
Forbes 410, PO Box 210036, Tucson, AZ 85721-0036
Phone: (520) 621-1151 • Fax: (520) 621-1150 • E-mail: montantj@email.arizona.edu

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