The weaponization of the Colorado potato beetle is described by Erhard Geissler and John Ellis van Courtland Moon in Biological and Toxin Weapons: Research, Development and the Use from the Middle Ages to 1945 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999) and by Benjamin Garrett in his 1996 paper, "The Colorado Potato Beetle Goes to War," Chemical Weapons Convention Bulletin, 33 (1996): 2—3.

The link between entomological warfare and the development of insecticides that led to the discovery of nerve gas is recounted by Eric Croddy in Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen (New York: Springer-Verlag, 2002).

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