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    978-0-8493-0954-0
    June 18th 2002

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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.

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.

Translation:

"… 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

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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Description: Edited by Ross H. Arnett, JR, Michael C. Thomas, Paul E. Skelley, J. Howard FrankContributors: Yves Bousquet, Michael A. Ivie, Sean O'Keefe, Thomas Keith Philips, Margaret A. Thayer, Daniel K. Young, Donald S. Chandler, Rolf F. Aalbu, Robert S. Anderson, Fred G. Andrews, Charles L. Bellamy, Marco A. Bologna, Stanley Bowestead, J. Milton Campbell, David C. Carlson, Shawn M. Clark, Arthur V. Evans, Zachary H. Falin, R. Wills Flowers, Arthur J. Gilbert, Bruce Douglas Gill, Michael A. Goodrich, Dale H. Habeck, Robert W. Hamilton, Henry A. Hespenheide, Frank T. Hovore, John A. Jackman, Mary L Jameson, Paul J. Johnson, Kerry Katovich, John M. Kingsolver, David G. Kissinger, Nadine L. Kriska, John F. Lawrence, Richard Leschen, James E. Lloyd, Wenhua Lu, Adriean Mayor, Joseph V. McHugh, Richard S. Miller, Jyrki Muona, Gayle H. Nelson, Weston Opitz, John D. Pinto, Darren Pollock, Michele B. Price, Robert J. Rabaglia, Alistair S. Ramsdale, Edward G. Riley, Jack C. Schuster, Bill Shepard, Warren E. Steiner, Jr., Charles A. Triplehorn, Robert A. Turnbow, Barry D. Valentine, Natalia J. Vandenberg, Brett C. Ratcliffe, Kirby W. Brown, Robert D. Gordon, Andrew B.T. Smith, Ronald E. Somerby, Donald B. Thomas, Anne T. Howden, Boris A. Korotyaev, J. Joseph Giersch. 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...
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