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American Beetles, Volume II
Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea





ISBN 9780849309540
Published June 19, 2002 by CRC Press
880 Pages 16 Color & 733 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Experts offer the most sweeping reference available on the subject of North American beetles. Their rigorous standards for the presentation of data create a concise, useful format that is consistent throughout the book. This is the resource of choice for quick, accurate, and easily accessible information.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors to Volume 2
LUCANIDAE
DIPHYLLOSTOMATIDAE
PASSALIDAE
GLARESIDAE
TROGIDAE
PLEOCOMIDAE
GEOTRUPIDAE
OCHODAEIDAE.
HYBOSORIDAE
CERATOCANTHIDAE.
GLAPHYRIDAE
SCARABAEIDAE
EUCINETIDAE
CLAMBIDAE
SCIRTIDAE
DASCILLIDAE
RHIPICERIDAE
SCHIZOPODIDAE
BUPRESTIDAE.
BYRRHIDAE
ELMIDAE
DRYOPIDAE.
LUTROCHIDAE.
LIMNICHIDAE
HETEROCERIDAE
PSEPHENIDAE
PTILODACTYLIDAE
CHELONARIIDAE
EULICHADIDAE
CALLIRHIPIDAE.
ARTEMATOPODIDAE
BRACHYPSECTRIDAE
CEROPHYTIDAE
EUCNEMIDAE
THROSCIDAE
ELATERIDAE
LYCIDAE
TELEGEUSIDAE
PHENGODIDAE
LAMPYRIDAE
OMETHIDAE
CANTHARIDAE
JACOBSONIIDAE
DERODONTIDAE
NOSODENDRIDAE
DERMESTIDAE.
BOSTRICHIDAE
ANOBIIDAE
LYMEXYLIDAE
TROGOSSITIDAE
CLERIDAE
MELYRIDAE.
SPHINDIDAE
BRACHYPTERIDAE
NITIDULIDAE
SMICRIPIDAE
MONOTOMIDAE
SILVANIDAE
PASSANDRIDAE
CUCUJIDAE
LAEMOPHLOEIDAE
PHALACRIDAE
CRYPTOPHAGIDAE
LANGURIIDAE
EROTYLIDAE
BYTURIDAE
BIPHYLLIDAE
BOTHRIDERIDAE
CERYLONIDAE.
ENDOMYCHIDAE
COCCINELLIDAE
CORYLOPHIDAE
LATRIDIIDAE
MYCETOPHAGIDAE.
ARCHEOCRYPTICIDAE
CIIDAE
TETRATOMIDAE.
MELANDRYIDAE
MORDELLIDAE
RIPIPHORIDAE
COLYDIIDAE
MONOMMATIDAE
ZOPHERIDAE
TENEBRIONIDAE
PROSTOMIDAE
SYNCHROIDAE
OEDEMERIDAE
STENOTRACHELIDAE
MELOIDAE
MYCTERIDAE
BORIDAE
PYTHIDAE
PYROCHROIDAE
SALPINGIDAE
ANTHICIDAE
ADERIDAE
SCRAPTIIDAE
CERAMBYCIDAE
BRUCHIDAE
MEGALOPODIDAE.
ORSODACNIDAE
CHRYSOMELIDAE
NEMONYCHIDAE
ANTHRIBIDAE
BELIDAE
ATTELABIDAE
BRENTIDAE
ITHYCERIDAE
CURCULIONIDAE
Key to the Families of Beetles Found in the United States and Canada
Taxonomic Index

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Reviews

"…As the successor to the classic work on this subject, The Beetles of the United States: A Manual for Identification by R.H. Arnett, Jr. published nearly 40 years ago (1960), this excellent set is indispensable for graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals seriously interested in beetle identification and ecology."
--CHOICE, January 2003.

Un magnifique volume qui complËte le premier de la sèrie, avec ses 22 familles les plus primitives des Colèoptëres, dont les Carabiques. Cette fois 109 familles sont traitèes, soit 131 familles en tout. Nous sommes loin du premier volume de Ross Arnett "The Beetles of the United States" publiè en un seul volume en 1962. J'avais quant á moi l'èdition de 1968. Cet ouvrage comportait alors 1112 pages et ètait imprimè en petit format. La qualitè de la publication et des illustrations n'ètait en rien comparable aux volumes actuels. Une belle production de CRC Press qui fait honneur á cette maison d'èdition. Une trës complète bibliographie termine les chapitres ....

Fèlicitons, les auteurs, les collaborateurs, et finalement les èditeurs d'avoir rèalisè ce magnifique ouvrage. Ces deux volumes restent indispensables á qui veut Ètudier la faune colÈoptÈrologique de l'Amèrique du Nord et du Nord du Mexique, en un mot la faune nèarctique. Cette faune a des èlèments en commun avec l'Asie et surtout le Vieux monde, les connections ayant existè á diverses èpoques avec les continents voisins. La faune des Antilles, de l'Amèrique Centrale n'est pas loin non plus et ce livre peut servir de base á leur ètude. Une mise á jour de cette qualitè serait peut-être nècessaire dans notre pays, coordinant les Faunes de France, qui hèlas sont loin d'avoir fait le tour des Colèoptéres.

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"… We have come a long way from the initial work of Ross Arnett " The Beetles of the United States " published in a single volume in 1962.... The quality of that publication and its illustrations was nothing compared to the present volumes. A beautiful production of CRC Press.... A very complete bibliography is at the end of each chapter.

" Congratulations to the authors, the collaborators, and, finally, to the editors for having put together this magnificent work. These two volumes will remain indispensable for those who want to study the Coleoptera fauna of North America that is north of Mexico, in a word the Nearctic fauna. This fauna has some elements in common with Asia and especially with the Old World, the connections having existed in various epochs with the neighboring continents. The fauna of the Antilles and of Central America is nearby and this book can act as basis for their study…"

-Pierre Jolivet, Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie, Paris, France

"…these two volumes cover more North American species than any previous text."
-Northeastern Naturalist, Issue 12/4, 2005