Without the extraordinary efforts of Dr. Zeno Payne Metcalf and Virginia Wade Burnside, his long-time assistant, the database presented here would not exist. The DrMetcalf Partnership is also grateful to the many project participants and collaborators: Gregory K. Raschke (Associate Director for Collections & Scholarly Communications, NC State University Libraries); Shirley L. Rodgers (Principal Developer, Information Technology, NC State University Libraries); Steven P. Morris (Head, NCSU Digital Library Initiatives); Debbie Currie, Eleanor M. Smith, and Deborah H. Westmoreland (currently or formerly NC State University Libraries); Barry D. Gaskins (Applications Programmer, NCSU Digital Library); Lisa M. Fiedor (NCSU Learning Technology Service); Whitney E. Berman, Susan E. Bello, Jennifer R. Bulger, Lisa R. Carter, Laura A. Capell Knodel, Linda A. McCormick, and J. Patrick Webber, and the late Bernard F. McTigue (currently or formerly NC State University Libraries' Special Collections); Colin D. Anderson-Evans, James R. Baker, Robert L. Blinn, Andrew R. Deans, Hillary C. Gillock, P. Sterling Southern, Audrey L. Wagner, and Brian M. Wiegmann (currently or formerly Department of Entomology, NCSU); Christopher H. Dietrich (Illinois Natural History Survey and University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois); Stuart H. McKamey (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture c/o National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.); and Matthew S. Wallace (East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania). Numerous colleagues assisted with the preparation of the pages describing the insect groups and the compilation of Selected Recent References and Web links, as attributed in each of these sections. Reviewers of Web links included: Charles R. Bartlett, Eric L. Blinka, Jason R. Cryan, Chrisopher H. Dietrich, Herbert Nickel, Lois B. O'Brien, Roman A. Rakitov, Allen F. Sanborn, Christof F. Stumpf, Daniela M. Takiya, Vinton N. Thompson, Matthew S.Wallace, Michael D. Webb, M. Kate Whitley, and James N. Zahniser.

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This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grants NSF DEB-9978026, PEET Program, DEB-9815867, and NSF DBI-0847924) and North Carolina State University (NC State University Libraries and N.C. Agricultural Research Service).

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