Wings Archive

Below is a list of Wings issues from the present back to Spring of 1987. Most recent issues are available to download for free.

To request back issues, please email your name, mailing address, the volume numbers of the issues you are interested in and desired quantity. We only ask that you pay for the postage. We will include a return envelope with your magazines, so that you can reimburse Xerces for the cost of postage listed on your package. 

Spring 2015 (Vol 39, #1) Butterfly Conservation Scott Hoffman Black, The Xerces Society’s Roots in Butterfly Conservation Scott Hoffman Black, North American Butterflies: Are Once-Common Species in Trouble? Matthew Shepherd, Gardening with Butterflies Allison Leidner, Conserving the Crystal Skipper, North Carolina’s Newest Butterfly Conservation Spotlight: Butterfly Conservation in Britain Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research Staff Profile: Meet Sarina Jepsen

Fall 2015 (Vol 38, #2) Rethinking Pesticides Scott Hoffman Black, Rethinking Pesticides Thelma Heidel-Baker and Scott Hoffman Black, Pursuing a Thoughtful Balance in the Management of Insect Pests Celeste Searles Mazzacano, Mosquitoes, Wildlife, and People Aimee Code, Neonicotinoids: Silver Bullets that Misfired Conservation Spotlight: Monarchs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research Staff Profile: Meet Aimee Code

Spring 2015 (Vol 38, #1) Roadside Habitat Scott Hoffman Black, Advocacy and Collaboration on Behalf of Invertebrate Conservation Jennifer Hopwood and Matthew Shepherd, Pollinator Conservation at Sixty Miles an Hour Celeste Searles Mazzacano, Blue Highways, Green Rockworms, Golden Stoneflies Scott Hoffman Black, The Butterfly and the Road Grader Conservation Spotlight: The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research Staff Profile: Meet Celeste Searles Mazzacano

Fall 2014 (Vol 37, #2) Butterflies and Moths Scott Hoffman Black, Protecting Pollinators: A Critical Issue of Our Time Candace Fallon, Scott Hoffman Black, and Matthew Shepherd, Butterflies and Moths as Pollinators Gil Pettigrew, The Ecological and Social History of the Atala Butterfly in Southeast Florida Paige Howorth, Pupal Cells and Pumpkin Seeds: A Continuing Education in Invertebrate Zoology Conservation Spotlight: The Migratory Dragonfly Project Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research Staff Profile: Meet Celeste Searles Mazzacano

Spring 2014 (Vol 37, #1) Spiders Scott Hoffman Black, The Changing Landscape of Conservation Scott Hoffman Black, Michele Blackburn, Celeste Mazzacano, and Candace Fallon, Oil Spills and Marine Invertebrates Paula E. Cushing, The Colorado Spider Survey Paula E. Cushing, Jack O. Brookhart, and Jen Roswell, Hairy, Scary Haarskeeders Conservation Spotlight: Dr. Karen Oberhauser Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research Staff Profile: Meet Matthew Shepherd

Fall 2013 (Vol 36, #2) Habitat Scott Hoffman Black, In Memoriam: Bumble Bees Eric Mader, The Art and Science of Restoring Pollinator Habitat Gary Paul Nabhan, Food Chain Restoration: Reconnecting Pollinators with Their Plants Sarina Jepsen, Providing Year-Round Habitat for California Monarchs Conservation Spotlight: The Interagency Special Status/Sensitive Species Program Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research Staff Profile: Meet Megan Faria

Spring 2013 (Vol 36, #1) Change Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Piotr Naskrecki, The Wonder of Metamorphosis Rich Hatfield, The Pendulum Swings: Citizen Science and Conservation Scott Hoffman Black, Saving a Rare Butterfly, Step by Step Conservation Spotlight: The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research Staff Profile: Meet Mace Vaughan

Fall 2012 (Vol 35, #2) Happy Birthday, Silent Spring Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction: Eric Mader, Life at the Speed of Light Raynald Harvey Lemelin, Six-Legged Sojourns: Insect-Based Recreation and Tourism Celeste Mazzacano, An Obsession with Odonata Jennifer Hopwood and Matthew Shepherd, Neonicotinoids in Your Garden

Spring 2012 (Vol 35, #1) Endangered Species Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction: Life on the Edge Mitchell Magdich, Summertime Blues Sarina Jepsen, The Silence of the Bees Sarah Foltz Jordan, Shedding Light on Little-Known Lives Karl Magnacca, The Aloha Bees Scott Hoffman Black, Invertebrates and the Endangered Species Act

Fall 2011 (Vol 34, #2) Xerces at 40 Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Robert Michael Pyle, The Early Years Melody Mackey Allen, Entering the Professional Era Scott Hoffman Black, Into the New Millennium Wings Xerces Society Grants

Spring 2011 (Vol 34, #1) Plants and Insects Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Neil Cumberlidge and Piotr Naskrecki, Endangered Crab Found In West Africa’s Shrinking Forests Douglas Tallamy, Aliens Brianna Borders and Matthew Shepherd, Milkweeds: Not Just for Monarchs David L. Pearson, Six-Legged Tigers Celeste Mazzacano, Watching the Devil’s Horses Pass By

Fall 2010 (Vol 33, #2) International Butterfly Conservation Owen T. Lewis, Assessing the Status of the World’s Butterflies Evrim Karacetin and Hilary Welch, Butterflies in Turkey’s Kackar Mountains Yasuhiro Nakamura, Conservation of Butterflies in Japan’s Changing Environments Jaret Daniels, Florida Butterflies Robert Michael Pyle, Butterfly Conservation in 2010: How We Got Here

Spring 2010 (Vol 33, #1) Susan J. Tweit, Sea Anemones: Flowers of the Sea Arthur M. Shapiro, On Being in the Right Place at the Right Time Piotr Naskrecki, The Beautiful Katydids Scott Hoffman Black, Appropriate Forest Management in the Face of the Bark Beetle Epidemic Gretchen LeBruhn, The Great Sunflower Project

Fall 2009 (Vol 32, #2) Piggyback Conservation Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Claire Kremen, Piggyback Conservation Scott Hoffman Black, Butterflies and Fire: Ashes or Phoenix? Wendell Gilgert, Game Birds, the Farm Bill, and Invertebrates: a Win-Win-Win Situation Sacha Spector, Missed Opportunities on the Grassy Knoll: Saving the Northeast’s Grassland Invertebrates Piotr Naskrecki, Can a Bird Save a Living Fossil?

Spring 2009 (Vol 32, #1) Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Craig Childs, The Memory of Water—Life in Ephemeral Water Holes Bryan E. Reynolds, Capturing Butterflies Photographically Robert Michael Pyle, The Beauty of Butterfly Nets Vicky Kindemba, Riverfly Partnership—Protecting Britain’s Rivers Brian Tissot, The Importance of Deep-Sea Coral Communities

Fall 2008 (Vol 31, #2) Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Scott Hoffman Black and Matthew Shepherd, Small Animals That Pack a Big Punch Dan Johnson: Grasshoppers, Nuisance or Necessity? Al Smith and Sarina Jepsen, Overlooked Gems: The Benefits of Freshwater Mussels Margie Mayfield, A Global Perspective on Crop Pollination Sacha Spector and Elizabeth Nichols, Dirty Work, Done Dirt Cheap

Spring 2008 (Vol 31, #1) Insects and the City Sacha Spector, Introduction Kevin Cox Matteson, Entomologist in the Big Apple Travis Longcore and Catherine Rich, Invertebrate Conservation at the Gates of Hell Greta Binford, Spiders, Tiny Predators in Your Backyard Matt Shardlow, Brownfields Celeste Mazzacano, Scott Hoffman Black, and Matthew Shepherd, Magic in an Urban Stream

Fall 2007 (Vol 30, #2) Invertebrates and Global Warming Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction John H. Matthews, Wetland Invertebrates: What Happens When the Pond is Half-Empty? David Obura, Bleached Out: Coral Reefs Under Stress Matthew L. Forister, Beer for Butterflies: Tracking Global Warming Andrew Lawrence, For Marine Worms, Timing is Everything David Inouye, Impacts of Global Warming on Pollinators

Spring 2007 (vol. 30, #1) Wings at Twenty Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Ingrid Deyrup-Olsen, A View of Land Slugs: Soft Bodies in a Hard World Thomas Eisner, Insects: The Master Chemists Edward O. Wilson, A Grassroots Jungle in a Vacant Lot Natalie Angier, The Flea Files Ann Haymond Zwinger, Under the Silver Ceiling May Berenbaum, The Fly That Changed the Course of Science Mark and Nancy Deyrup, The Caterpillar That Recycles Turtles Dennis Paulson, Dragonflies and Damselflies: Bugs of Prey

Fall 2006 (vol. 29, #2) Crustaceans Scott Hoffman Black, Introduction Susan B. Adams, Dainties of the First Order Stephen Nicol, Critical Krill John H. Christy and Patricia R. Y. Backwell, Signalling Safety Tim B. Graham, Hidden Life Marilyn Schotte, Roly-Poly Lifestyles

Spring 2006 (vol. 29, #1) Invertebrates as Inspiration Introduction by Robert Michael Pyle, guest editor Thomas Eisner, Hidden Splendor Susan J. Tweit, Restoring a Creek, Restoring Hope Dame Miriam Rothschild, Lost Among the Poppies Robert Michael Pyle, A Passion for Worms Ann Haymond Zwinger, Notes of a Nearsighted Naturalist Poetry by Margarita Engle, Michele Glazer, Pattiann Rogers, and Bill Yake Mixed-Media Invertebrates, artwork by Gwynn Popovac An appreciation: Tom Eisner, outgoing Xerces Society president

Fall 2005 (vol. 28, #2) Invertebrates and Plants Scott Hoffman Black: Introduction May Berenbaum and Terry Harrison: Micro-Moths: The Nuts and Bolts of Prairie Communities Piotr Naskrecki: Predators as Plants Scott Hoffman Black: Demystifying Bark Beetles David Dussourd: In the Trenches: Bioprospecting with a Caterpillar Probe Aaron M. Ellison: Turning the Tables: Plants Bite Back

Spring 2005 (vol. 28, #1) “Wings” in Africa Scott Hoffman Black: Introduction Piotr Naskrecki: On the Benefits of a Prepared Mind: The History of Heelwalkers Dino J. Martins: Children of Sisyphus: The Eternal Labors of Dung Beetles Bruce G. Marcot: The Ecological and Cultural Functions of Invertebrates in the Congo River Basin Michael Samways: Damsels Get Reprieve from Distress Barbara Gemmill, Edwin Selempo, and Alfred Ochieng’: Upon the Shoulders of Small Creatures In Memoriam: Dame Miriam Rothschild

Fall 2004 (vol. 27, #2) The “Expanding the Ark” Symposium Sacha Spector: Introduction David Strayer: The Crisis for Freshwater Invertebrates Timothy R. New: Velvetworms: Charismatic Invertebrates for Conservation Gary E. Davis: Spiny Lobsters As Flagship Species for Marine Ecosystems Piotr Naskrecki: The Taxonomic Impediment: A Colonial Legacy Mary Seddon: Invertebrate Conservation and the Red List

Spring 2004 (vol. 27, #1) Lepidoptera Conservation Jaret C. Daniels and Thomas C. Emmel: Florida’s Precious Miami Blues May Berenbaum: Friendly Fire Robert Michael Pyle and Mia Monroe: Conservation of Western Monarchs Scott Hoffman Black and Mace Vaughan: Protecting the Northwest Prairies and Their Butterflies Jim Asher, Martin Warren, Richard Fox, Paul Harding, Gail Jeffcoate, and Stephen Jeffcoate: Saving Britain’s Butterflies

Fall 2003 (Vol. 26, #2) Beetles Jonathan R. Mawdsley: Beetles: Overlooked Pollinators Erin J. Stephens and John E. Losey: The Decline of C-9–New York’s State Insect Charles L. Bellamy: The Stunning World of Jewel Beetles Joel Sartore and Steve Spomer: Last Stand for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle

Spring 2003 (Vol. 26, #1) Snails and Slugs Jim Atkinson: Living in a World of Tastes and Smells William Leonard and Kristiina Ovaska: Jumping-Slugs! David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton: Kahuli: The Tree Snails of Hawai’i Tom Aley and David Ashley: Saving the Tumbling Creek Cave Snail

Fall 2002 (Vol 25, #2) Sorry, no hard copies available Carol Ann Kearns: Flies and Flowers: An Enduring Partnership Thomas Eisner: The Mosquito’s Buzz May Berenbaum: Picture-Winged Flies: Worth a Thousand Words? Rick Rogers: Giant Flower-Loving Flies Robert Michael Pyle: An Obituary for Jo Brewer, Co-founder of the Xerces Society

Spring 2002 (Vol 25, #1) Invertebrate Conservation in Great Britain Andrew Nixon and Helen McConnell: Marsh Bloodsuckers Valerie Keeble: Stag Beetles Roger S. Key: Moccas, an English Deer Park Alan Stubbs: Bug Life: The Birth of the Invertebrate Conservation Trust Robert Michael Pyle: Book Reviews

Fall 2001 (Vol 24, #2) Endangered Species (30th Anniversary of the Xerces Society) Thomas Eisner, Robert Michael Pyle, and Melody Mackey Allen: Reflections at Thirty Mark A. Deyrup and Thomas Eisner: Snapshots at the Edge of a Cliff Michael J. Bean: Lessons from Two Endangered Invertebrates Brendan Cummings: White Abalone: The First Marine Invertebrate Protected Under the Endangered Species Act Robert Michael Pyle: Resurrection Ecology: Bring Back the Xerces Blue!

Spring 2001 (Vol 24, #1) Odonata Dennis Paulson: Dragonflies and Damselflies: Bugs of Prey Sidney W. Dunkle: Spiketails Dan A. Polhemus: Hawaiian Damselflies: Insular Diversity at Risk Dan M. Johnson, Daniel A. Soluk, and Diane Debinski: The Endangered Hines’ Emerald Dragonfly Michael Bean: Discovering More about Odonata

Fall 2000 (Vol 23, #2) Edward S. Ross Melody Mackey Allen: The Extraordinary Career of Edward S. Ross Edward S. Ross: Forays Into the World of Invertebrates Ed Grosswiler and Scott Hoffman Black: Xerces in Transition

Spring 2000 (Vol 23, #1) True bugs – Sorry, no hard copies available Douglas W. Tallamy: Maternal Lace Bugs: To Care or Not to Care Dan A. Polhemus: Hawaiian Heteroptera: A Case Study in Insular Evolution Nancy A. Moran: The Secret to Success in Sap-sucking Insects Thomas J. Henry: The Predatory Miridae: A Glimpse at the Other Plant Bugs

Fall 1999 (Vol 22, #2) Caterpillars Edward S. Ross: I Like Caterpillars May Berenbaum: Shelter-making Caterpillars: Rolling their Own Densey Clyne: The Craftsmanship of Caterpillars Mark and Nancy Deyrup: The Caterpillar that Recycles Turtles Thomas Eisner and Jerrold Meinwald: A Hunger for Poison Michael J. Bean: Throwing Caution to the Wind: Monarchs and Bt Pollen

Spring 1999 (Vol 22, #1) Arachnids Densey Clyne: A Netcaster Down Under Natalie Angier: Admirers of the Scorpion Rosemary Gillespie: A Gem Worth Protecting: the Hawaiian Happy Face Spider W. Mitchell Masters: The Spider’s World of Vibration

Fall 1998 (Vol 21, #2) Marine II Carl Safina: Searching for a Cure Beneath the Waves Majorie L. Reaka-Kudla: Cryptic Crustaceans: The Lilliputians of the Sea James G. Morin: Living Light from Cnidarians Ronald L. Shimek: Subtidal Splendor in the Northeastern Pacific

Spring 1998 (Vol 21, #1) Marine I Sylvia A. Earle: Why Care About Life in the Sea? Clyde F. E. Roper: Tracking the Giant Squid: Mythology and Science Meet Beneath the Sea Jerry McCormick-Ray: Preserving the Temperate Reef: The Case of the Eastern Oyster

Fall 1997 (Vol 20, #2) Discovery Thomas Eisner: Tribute to a Mint Plant May R. Berenbaum: The Fly that Changed the Course of Science Miriam Rothschild: Discovering Details Robert Michael Pyle: The Lepidoptera as a Vessel of Discovery

Spring 1997 (Vol 20, #1) Pollination Stephen L. Buchmann: Native Bees: Carpenters, Architects, and Masons Vince Tepedino: Wild Bees and Floral Jewels Mark Deyrup: Learning the Language of Insects and Flowers Gary Paul Nabhan: Homeworm’s Homeground: Conserving the Diversity of Interactions Robert Michael Pyle: Burning Bridges

Fall 1996 (Vol 19, #2) Aquatic Biomonitoring Dennis D. Murphy: On the Fate of our Forests David Quammen: Living Water Bernd Heinrich: Insect Architects: Caddisfly Larvae Ann Haymond Zwinger: Under the Silver Ceiling Sue Mauger: A Good Insect Stream James R. Karr: Aquatic Invertebrates: Sentinels of Watershed Condition

Spring 1996 (Vol 19, #1) Stories Natalie Angier: The Flea Files Christine Davitt: The Water Bear May Berenbaum: Entomophobe to Entomophile: A Metamorphosis Bernd Heinrich: Flight into the Forest Beth Norden: Cross-eyed Worms Mary Troychak: A Look at Children’s Books and Magazines

Fall 1995 (Vol 18, #2) Memoirs of Conservationists Edward O. Wilson: A Grassroots Jungle in Vacant Lot Miriam Rothschild: Ages Five to Fifteen: Wildflowers, Butterflies, and Frogs Thomas Eisner: The End of Superstition Robert Michael Pyle: Butterflies in Winter

Spring 1995 (Vol 18, #1) Butterfly farming Thomas Hanscom and William Toone: Economic Independence and Conservation in the Tropics Thomas Hanscom: Papua New Guinea: A Butterfly Farming Success Story William Toone: How a Bird Man Became a Butterfly Farmer in Costa Rica Brent Davies: Field Notes from a Coast Rican Butterfly Farm

Spring 1994, (Vol 17, #3) Art and Literature Sorry, no hard copies available Carol Kaesuk Yoon: Sculpted in Glass: A Marine Menagerie Thomas Eisner: Master Engravers: Roesel and Lyonet Miriam Rothschild: Vladimir Nabokov and the Small Gilded Fly Thomas Eisner and Maria Eisner: Exploring Inner Space: The Art of SEM Photography

Summer 1993 (Vol 17, #2) Endangered Species – Sorry, no hard copies available Thomas Eisner: Portrait Artists of the Wild: An Introduction Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager: Images of Extinction Michael J. Bean: Invertebrates and the Endangered Species Act J. Hall Cushman and Dennis D. Murphy: Susceptibility of Lycaenid Butterflies to Endangerment

Winter 1992 (Vol 17, #1) Insects Sorry, no hard copies available Thomas Eisner: The Master Chemists William E. Conner and Melinda N. Conner: Moths That Go Click in the Night Beth B. Norden: The Importance of Stinging Insects

Summer 1992 (Vol 16, #3) Madagascar Sorry, no hard copies available Dennis D. Murphy: Invertebrates and the Conservation Challenge Frans Lanting: Madagascar: A World Out of Time Porter P. Lowry II: Conservation and Development in Madagascar Claire Kremen: Butterflies as Ecological and Biological Indicators Claire Kremen: Ny Fizahana Lolo Eto Madagasikara George E. Schatz: The Race Between Deep Flowers and Long Tongues Dennis D. Murphy and Paul Ehrlich: Protecting Biotic Diversity in the Tropics

Fall 1991 (Vol 16, #2) Ants Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson: An Introduction Edward O. Wilson: Ants

Summer 1991, (Vol 16, #1) Beetle exhibit David Furth: Beetlemania!

Winter 1991 (Vol 15, #3) Butterfly houses – Sorry, no hard copies available Robert Michael Pyle: Housing Boom for Butterflies Burke Day: Planting Seeds of Conservation Thomas C. Emmel and Ronald Boender: Wings in Paradise: Florida’s Butterfly World

Summer 1990 (Vol 15, #2) PNW forests Spencer S. Beebe: Ecosystem Conservation in the Temperate Rainforest John D. Lattin: Arthropod Diversity in the Northwest Old-growth Forests Andrew Moldenke: One Hundred Twenty Thousand Little Legs

Spring 1990 (Vol 15, #1) Butterflies Sorry, no hard copies available Stuart B. Weiss and Dennis D. Murphy: Montane Butterfly Distribution and the Potential Impacts of Global Warming Bernard S. Jackson: The Log Pile as a Shelter for Butterflies

Summer 1989 (Vol 14,#2) Lincoln P. Brower and Stephen B. Malcolm: Endangered Phenomena

Spring 1989 (Vol 14,#1) Dave Winter: Moths and the Garden at Night Miriam Rothschild: What do Butterflies See?

Winter 1988 (Vol 13,#3) Howard Ensign Evans: Providing Homes for Beneficial Bees and Wasps Sue Hubbell: The Cicada’s Song Ann B. Swengel: Discoveries in Southern Texas

Summer 1988 (Vol 13, #2) Sorry, no hard copies available Michael H. Robinson: Weavers of Webs, Slayers of Insects: The Wondrous Ways of Spiders John S. Edwards: Aeolian Communities: Mt. Saint Helens and Mauna Kea Elizabeth Pennisi: Museum Focuses on Arthropods

Spring 1988 (Vol 13, #1) Dennis D. Murphy: Ecology, Politics, and the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly Mary Troychak: Xerces to Publish Butterfly Gardening Book

Winter 1987 (Vol 12, #3) Edward O. Wilson: The Little Things that Run the World Mary Troychak: National Zoo Adds Invertebrate Exhibit

Summer 1987 (Vol 12, #2) Adrian Forsyth: Lomas Barbudal: Ecological Oasis and Island Mary Troychak: Regrowing a Dry Tropical Forest

Spring 1987 (Vol 12, #1) Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen: A View of Land Slugs: Soft Bodies in Hard World Paul Opler: Invertebrate Surveys in North America are Necessary