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Coleoptera Wish List: Let's fill the gaps

=go to recent comments=
This list of beetle genera not yet in the Guide is based primarily on "American Beetles”(1)(2).
Its goal is to help the Guide expand in a more methodical way; this is a call for action, aimed mainly at those colleagues across North America who have both access to major collections and experience in photography.
The list is a self-explanatory ‘internal’ document; thus the austere format [no italics], casual range notation, etc.

PRIORITIES are not easy to define; more obvious considerations include:
Complement other online sources: focus on taxa not represented in the MCZ data base and the like.
Fill higher-rank gaps: genera representing missing subfamilies/tribes are top priority.
Focus on obscure, cryptic groups to make coverage of such taxa uniquely complete – this is BG's great competitive edge.
Maximize visual value: in a visual guide the highest impact will be achieved by adding taxa that are (a) distinctive, easily recognizable, (b) wide-ranging, and (c) more likely to be encountered.
Concentrating on species described by early workers (Melsheimer, Say, the Europeans...) –-retracing the steps of the forefathers–- would be a great way to cover the basics (i.e. the more common faunal elements) AND complement the MCZ DB, where the next great wave of taxa (LeConte, Horn, and Fall’s) is excellently represented while the early essentials are not.

* * *
I will highly appreciate any corrections/additions and suggestions re: list concept and format; and whom to contact for help with a particular group/geographical area. I’ll be removing (not crossing out) the entries to watch it shrink.

Distribution is not indicated for widely distributed and eastern taxa; non-native taxa in brackets. I did not include taxa that are but occasionally intercepted or have unconfirmed status.
Tim Loh did all the work with the aquatic families and the Carabidae; Adam Brunke, with the staphs; Abby Parker, with the LBs. Their help is much appreciated.
Ron, Harsi, and Max tried hard to make my non-native English palatable. Can't thank them enough.

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Anobiidae | Anthicidae | Anthribidae | Artematopodidae | Attelabidae | Buprestidae | Cantharidae | Carabidae | Cerambycidae | Chrysomelidae | Ciidae | Cleridae | Coccinellidae | Corylophidae | Cryptophagidae | Curculionidae | Dytiscidae | Elateridae | Elmidae | Endomychidae | Histeridae | Hydraenidae | Hydrophilidae | Latridiidae | Leiodidae | Lycidae | Melandryidae | Melyridae | Nemonychidae | Passalidae | Phalacridae | Psephenidae | Ptiliidae | Ptilodactylidae | Pyrochroidae | Scraptiidae | Staphylinidae | Stenotrachelidae | Tenebrionidae

Carabidae
Ozaena AZ
Elliptoleus acutesculptus sw
Thalassotrechus barbarae CA
Anillodes TX CA
Serranillus VA-SC
Anillaspis CA
Horologion speokoites WV
Evolenes exarata se
Infernophilus castaneus NV CA
Trechoblemus westcotti nw
Xenotrechus MO
Nelsonites KY TN

Dytiscidae
Crinodessus TX
Stygoporus OR
Ereboporus naturaconservatus TX

Histeridae
Abraeus bolteri Pacif
Monachister californicus so. CA

Hydrophilidae
Hemiosus AZ
Omicrus FL
Cycrillum strigicolle FL
Agna capillata s

Hydraenidae
Enicocerus benefossus QC-VA

Ptiliidae
Paralimulodes
Ptilium
Porophila w
Suterina
Cylindrosella
Hydnosella IN
Throscoptilium
Actidium nw
Ptiliolum
Ptiliopycna
[Oligella]
Smicrus
Actinopteryx
Bambara
Millidium
Throscoptiloides LA MO
Ptinellodes

Leiodidae
Stereus AB CO
Sogda
Ecarinosphaerula ecarina BC NV
Isoplastus fossor
Lionothus
Cainosternum imbricatum NY
Stetholiodes laticollis IN
Dissochaetus
Neoeocatops decipiens Pacif

Staphylinidae
  Omaliinae
Anthobioides pubescens nw
Anthophagus undescribed nCA
Coryphiomorphus hyperboreus AK-YT
Giulianium coastal AK-CA
Gnathoryphium mandibulare WA
Holoboreaphilus nordenskioldi n
Mannerheimia undescribed nCA
Occiephelinus vandykei WA-OR
Omaliopsis ectopia NM-CA
Omalonomus relictus nw
[Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis] sCA
Phyllodrepoidea undescribed CA WY
Pseudohaida rothi BC-OR
Vellica longipennis BC-CA
Xylodromus n w; tree holes, forest litter, rotten logs
  Pselaphinae
Abdiunguis fenderi Pacific NW
Acolonia cavicollis FL
Actizona boreal + wm
Allobrox stephani AZ
Allotrimium AZ-CA
Anchylarthron e
Anitra glaberula AZ
Bibloporus bicanalis ne
Bontomtes ripariae OR
Briaraxis depressa sFL
Bythinoplectoides gigas AZ
Bythinoplectus gloydi AZ
Coenonica
Cupila w
Euplecterga Pacific NW + CA
Foveoscapha terracola Pacific NW
Hatchia carinata WA
Lemelba davisi FL
Neopselaphus mexicanus TX
Ouachitychus parvoculus AR
Pilactium OR-CA
Prespelea sAppalachian
Pselaptus belfragei TX-CA
Rhinoscepsis bistriatus se
Saxet AL-AZ
Scalenarthrus horni AZ-CA
Simplona AZ
Speleobama nAL caves
Speleochus (=Subterrochus) nAL caves
Tetrascapha Pacific NW + CA
Thesium e
Tomoplectus apache AZ
Trigonoplectus wPA
Trimioarcus TX AZ
Trisignis Pacific NW + CA
Tychobythinus e
Zonaira AZ
  Scydmaeninae
Catalinus CA
Ceramphis AZ CA
Euthiconus
Leptoscydmus ne
Taphroscydmus w
  Phloeocharinae
Ecbletus leechi CA
  Tachyporinae
Derops divalis IL-OK
Bryophacis n w; litter
  Aleocharinae
Adinopsis se
Adota intertidal/littoral AK-CA
Agaricomorpha NM-AZ
Alaobia sparreschneideri AK-YT
Alisalia
Aloconota e + CA
Amarochara RI-IA
Amblopusa AK-CA
Anatheta planulicollis KS
Anomognathus americanus NY
Anopleta AB WA
Apimela NV-CA
Asthenesita pallens FL
Bamona NC CA
Bessobia cryptica QC
Borboropora e
Boreophilia n
Boreostiba n
Bothronotoxenus tishechkini AZ
Brachyusa w
Bryobiota Pacif
Bryothinusa catalinae CA; intertidal
Calodera
Cephaloxynum FL TX
Charoxus spinifer FL; in figs
Clusiota claviventris BC
[Crataraea]
Crephalia e
Datomicra
Decusa expansa DC-IN
Dexiogyia e + CA
Dianusa NY CA
Diestota se + sw
Dilacra CA
Dimetrota
Earota NH-IA + CA
Eburniogaster TX AZ; termitophilous
Ecitocala rugosa FL
Emmelostiba microptera AK-YT
Euromota lucida NY-VA
Euthorax DC-LA-TX-AZ-CO
Euvira e
Falagrioma socorroensis NM
Falagriota occidula OR-CA
Gaenima impedita CA
Gnathusa nw
Gnypeta
Gnypetella CA
Gyronycha
Haploglossa VA OK
[Heterota plumbea FL]
Hongophila arizonica NM-AZ
Hydrosmecta NY WI CA
Lamiota BC
Leptagria se + CA
Leptobamona pertenuis NJ
Liogluta
Longipeltina bakeri CA
Losiusa angusticollis MA myrm
Lypoglossa n w
Melanalia tabida CA
[Meotica] ME
Micratheta caudex VA
Micrearota ne + TX
Mocyta
Myrmecopora vaga Lake Superior area; riparian
Neodemosoma NC OH
Neotobia alberta ne [west to the Rockies]
Ocalea w
Ocyustiba appalachiana NC
Ousipalia AB-CA
Pachycerota duryi MA-IA
Pancota e
Paramblopusa borealis AK-OR; coastal
Parameotica CA
Parocalea nw
Parocyusa e
Pentanota meuseli ?AK
Phasmota ingratula MS
Placusa
Pleurotobia e
Probeyeria pulex AR-KS-AZ
Pseudota n + AZ
Rheobioma BC-CA [=Athetalia]
Sableta inflata MS
Schistacme obtusa FL
Seeversiella bispinosa MI + sw
Stictalia w
Strigota
Strophogastra penicillata MB-AB
Synaptina RI IA CA
Teliusa TX
Termitonidia AZ; termitophilous
Thamiaraea e
Thecturota e + sw
Tinotus
Tomoglossa e
Trachyota CA
Xenistusa FL-TX
Xenota
  Scaphidiinae
Caryoscapha americanum IL-OK-FL
  Piestinae
Hypotelus hostilis FL
  Osoriinae
Lispinus OH AL + sw
Espeson NC FL
Lispinodes undescribed MI-IL
Holotrochus s
  Oxytelinae
Aploderus w
Teropalpus lithocharinus WA-CA; coastal
  Euaesthetinae
Fendaria capizzi WA-CA
Nordenskioldia columbiana BC
  Leptotyphlinae
Cainotyphlus CA
Chionotyphlus alaskensis AK
Cubanotyphlus largo FL
Heterotyphlus CA
Homeotyphlus maritimus CA
Neotyphlus californicus CA
Prototyphlus gigas CA
Telotyphlus CA
Xenotyphlus CA
  Pseudopsinae
Asemobius caelatus BC-CA
  Paederinae
Acrostilicus hospes FL; gopher tortoise burrows
Araeocerus elegans TX
Deroderus tabacinus AZ; rotten cacti
Eustilicus eUS—AZ; stream/river flood debris
Neomedon NM-AZ; under conifer bark
Ophiooma rufa FL; beach debris
Paederopsis gloydi AZ
Stilocharis AZ
Xenomedon formicaria sCA
  Staphylininae
Crinolinus intonsus WA-NV
Habrolinus OR-CA; forest litter
Hesperolinus parcus AB-CA; open habitats near water
Linohesperus w
Microlinus pusio SC-FL
Neoxantholinus cristatus FL AR
Parothius BC-CA; under conifer bark
Rabigus laxellus n + wm; dry open areas (alvars, old fields, prairies, alpine)
Staphylinus ornaticauda ne; areas with extensive sphagnum (fens and bogs)
Thyreocephalus sAZ sTX
Zenon armifer CO

Passalidae
Passalus ?AZ

Scarabaeidae
Trichonotuloides aphoderrans AZ

Buprestidae
Micrasta FL

Elmidae
Rhizelmis nigra CA
Xenelmis sandersoni AZ

Psephenidae
Dicranopselaphus variegatus [larval image in the Guide, but no adults yet]

Ptilodactylidae
Anchytarsus [larval image in the Guide, but no adults yet]

Artematopodidae
Allopogonia villosa CA

Elateridae
Barrelater audreyae wUS
Deronocus sleeperi CA
Harminius triundulatus n
Oistus edmundsi OR CA
Proludius iaculus OR CA
Desolakkerus pallidus NV

Lycidae
Caloptognatha beameri AZ
Falsocalleros [=Pseudoplateros] TX

Cantharidae
Podistra sw
Ichthyurus arizonensis AZ

Ptinidae [=Anobiidae]
Pitnus FL AZ
Ptilineurus marmoratus VA
Paralobium mundum CA
Xarifa CA
Colposternus tenuilineatus OR-CA
Falsogastrallus librinocens FL
Desmatogaster subconnatus ne
Anobiopsis sericans sCA
Cryptoramorphus floridanus SC FL

Cleridae -- with Jacques Rifkind's comments
Parapelonides -- the US sp. is known from Brownsville, TX
Bostrychocerus CA -- 2 specimens known, one of which is lost somewhere in the Paris Museum

Melyridae
Ebaeus viridescens CO
Charopus Pacif
[Melyris]
Adasytes laciniatus CA
Amphivectura monticola nw
¹
Eudasytes UT-AZ-CA
Eutricholistra punctata AZ
Eutrichopleurus ID UT WA OR
Listrimorpha pallipes NV
Listromimus sericatus NV
Listropsis CA
Neadasytes testaceus ID
Paradasytes barri ID
Sydates zonatus TX
Trichochronellus stricticollis CA
Vectura CO OR AZ CA
Vecturoides CA UT

Phalacridae
Ochrolitus tristriatus FL

Cryptophagidae
Sternodea FL
Parephistemus ocularis NC

Endomychidae
Eidoreus politus FL
Stethorhanis Pacif

Coccinellidae
Allenius w
Blaisdelliana sexualis w+AR

Corylophidae
Foadia maculata FL
Microstagetus parvulus =Molamba parvula OK

Latridiidae
Fuchsina w

Ciidae
Dolichocis n wm
Ennearthron
Rhopalodontus americanus WI

Melandryidae
Scotochroides antennatus ne

Tenebrionidae
Rhinandrus sublaevis AZ
¹
(Eurymetopon CA status unclear)
Ardamimicus cognatoi TX(3)
Ferveoventer browni TX NM(3)
  Alleculini
Anamphidora campbelli TX
Madreallecula mcclevei AZ
Phedius funereus AZ

Stenotrachelidae
Nematoplus collaris

Pyrochroidae
Tydessa blaisdelli CA NV

Anthicidae
Mastoremus AZ ID
Quadrius TX-AZ
Neoeurygenius grahami AZ
Baulius tenuis sw

Scraptiidae
Neoscraptia testacea nw
Sphingocephalus ovalis FL

Cerambycidae
(On the family page, the missing genera are linked to images of Bezark’s catalog)
Acmaeopsoides n
Chlorida festiva FL
Choriolaus sabinoensis AZ
Haplidoeme schlingeri CA
Neomegaderus bifasciatus TX
Perigracilia delicata AZ
Strongylaspis corticarius ?FL
Zamodes obscurus PA extinct?
[Steirastoma breve FL]

Chrysomelidae -- some with Ed Riley's comments
Abutiloneus idoneus sw
[Caryedes FL]
Donaciella pubicollis n
Platocthispa lateritia AZ
Trachyscelida bicolor one shaky AZ record; even rare south of USA
Pachyonychis paradoxus

Nemonychidae
Pityomacer nw-CA
Atopomacer CO AZ

Anthribidae
Habroxenus politus MD TX
Sicanthus rhizophorae FL
Euxenulus FL
Trachitropis arizonicus AZ
Eugonus bicolor AZ

Attelabidae
Xestolabus constrictipennis NM-AZ

Curculionidae
as of 20.i.2015: 40 genera (of which 12 in the Entiminae, 3 in the Scolytinae, and 7 non-native); 175 genera taken off the list since 28.ix.2010
  Raymondionyminae
Alaocybites CA
  Curculioninae
Magdalinops w
[Elaeidobius subvittatus FL]
Hypoleschus atratus NM CO
  Baridinae
Diorymeropsis TX
Cholinobaris rhomboidea NC
Pseudocentrinus ochraceus TX
Zygobarinus coelestinus FL
Zygobaris nitens FL
  Ceutorhynchinae
Prisistus olgae YK
Pelenosomus cristatus se
Perigasteromimus tetracanthus FL
  Conoderinae
Cylindrocopturinus pictus AZ
  Cossoninae
Paralicus minyops FL
Macroscytalus chisosensis sTX
[Pentarthrum huttoni PQ]
Proeces depressus FL
[Dynatopechus aureopilosus intercepted WA-CA]
  Cryptorhynchinae
Neoulosomus laticaudis FL
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  Entiminae
Triglyphulus Pacif+NV
Lupinocolus blaisdelli CA NV
Peritelodes obtectus CA
Chaetechidius speciosus CO
Pseudocercopeus setosus AZ
Leptopinara TX-NM
Melanolemma montana CO
Paranametis distincta TX
Vitavitus thulius nw¹
[Tetrabothynus spectabilis FL]
  Molytinae
[Cholus cattleyae e]
[Tranes internatus CA]
  Scolytinae
Araptus dentifrons FL
Dryocoetoides reticulatus FL
Ernoporicus kanawabae WV

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Anobiidae | Anthicidae | Anthribidae | Artematopodidae | Attelabidae | Buprestidae | Cantharidae | Carabidae | Cerambycidae | Chrysomelidae | Ciidae | Cleridae | Coccinellidae | Corylophidae | Cryptophagidae | Curculionidae | Dytiscidae | Elateridae | Elmidae | Endomychidae | Histeridae | Hydrophilidae | Latridiidae | Leiodidae | Lycidae | Melandryidae | Melyridae | Nemonychidae | Passalidae | Phalacridae | Psephenidae | Ptiliidae | Ptilodactylidae | Pyrochroidae | Scraptiidae | Staphylinidae | Stenotrachelidae | Tenebrionidae
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M. clavicornis
http://bugguide.net/node/view/491301

latest news
carabids: 6 nw genera added (4 by Tim Loh); plus a few genera here & there, incl. a new baridine (courtesy MJ Hatfield).
Mike Quinn added a bunch of nice staphs lately -- it's a shame we don't have a wish list for that group yet...

Phloeoxena added, courtesy of johnnyn

 
thanks again
list & pages updated

Nitidulidae all covered
courtesy Rick Buss

Myrmedophila americana
Thanks to Charlene!

 
excellent...
thanks, guys

two families off the list: Silvanidae & Erotylidae
thanks to Mike Quinn's recent additions

Mordellidae gone...
...with Kyle's two recent additions.
also a couple of bark beetle genera added...

Diphytaxis excavata
I included the last and final genus group for Nearctic Eucnemidae. A milestone has been reached, having now all genus groups represented in this website. Now the final leg of the project begins; to obtain representiative images for the remaining species in the region.

 
much appreciated!

More new genera in staphylinidae
Philotermes (courtesy of Johnny Ott) and Ephelinus (courtesty of Graham Montgomery).

another nice addition

the first one in 2011 -- by Rick Buss

Geotrupidae off the list
-- thanks, Alice Abela!
Jeff Gruber posted this wonderful, rare, deviant staph representing a subfamily of its own:

(now we have all the NA subfamilies but one, with a single nw. species)

Genus Lymantor
added in Scolytinae with Lymantor decipiens

 
perfect -- thanks again

Charlene's holiday gift:
a rare boreal carabid Diacheila arctica

Physocnemum brevilineum
added in Cerambycidae

 
sweet -- thanks much, Guy
more new genera today & yesterday from Kyle Schnepp & Claude T***

8 bark beetle genera just posted by Mike Thomas
thanks again!

13 more genera in 7 families off the list
many thanks to Chris Majka

9 LB genera off the list
posted today by Mike Thomas -- many thanks again!

more new genera posted
...by Jeff Gruber, Tim Loh, Kyle Schnepp; and more expected soon.
Blaine is adding new clicker spp. every day; Fran is working on the Asidini... the guide is getting better

 
Diplostethus and Blauta
The two above elaterid genera have recently been confirmed.

Aderidae: Xylophilus constrictus
I just wanted to bring this to light in hopes to avoid any confusion regarding the status of Xylophilus. I noticed an Aderid species was assigned to Xylophilus. However, the genus in question is pre-occupied. The genus belongs to the family Eucnemidae. I do not know where the species need to go within Aderidae, for I am not familar with the taxonomy of the family. Perhaps a specialist may be able to help to rectify the position of the species within the family.

 
thanks-- i'll parenthesize the name
this is a known problem addressed in part in Am.Beetles II: 562

 
Awesome.....
Thank you for your help on this.

depeuplement...
...of the aquatic sections of the list is underway: thanks again to Tim Loh

mid-November bounty: 7 more genera off the list
thanks again to Tim Loh (2 carabids), Mike Quinn (bycid, chrysomelid), Mike Thomas (3 salpingids)... to be cont'd

 
*
Limnichites & Ectopria can be removed.

 
thanks, Jeff
how watchful of you and negligent of me. it's fun to delete those entries line after line

New genus to wishlist (Dytiscidae)
Neat subterranean dytiscid Ereboporus naturaconservatus (Miller, Gibson & Alarie, 2009) new to science, from Texas.

Publication:
Miller K.B., Gibson J.R., & Alarie Y. 2009. North American Stygobiontic Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) with Description of Ereboporus naturaconservatus Miller, Gibson & Alarie, New Genus & Species from Texas, USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 63: 191-202.

See Publication List for pdf (under '2009')

 
thnx -- added

a ton of curc genera off the list today--
6 by Kyle Schnepp and one each by Lynn Monroe, Kim WonGun, and Jessica Lawrence. Andrei Karankou added another one on 10.xi, and Rick Buss on 12.xi.
thank you, colleagues.

Mike Quinn...
...has taken easily a dozen genera off the list (chrys., carab., curc., scarab., bycid, aderid, anobiid) over the last couple of days, and there is no stopping him... i can barely keep up updating the list and the family pages

three genera from Anza-Borrego Desert added by Lynn Monroe

more news
two nice leaf-litter cryptorhynchines posted by Michael Skvarla

...and a nice phalacrid (Quinn--Gimmel)

several genera of limnichids, bark beetles, & tenebs posted
thanks to Jeff Gruber, Rick Buss, and Dave Almquist for these and other exciting additions

two major families added
finally, i put together the Curculionidae desiderata [looks scary], and added the bycid genera, too.

several notable additions over the last few days by Kyle Schnepp and Mike Quinn

four weevil genera added
...over the last couple of days. Thank you, anonymous colleagues ColeoClod and metrioptera!

seven more zopherid genera off the list
thanks to Mike Thomas's dedicated effort

close to a dozen genera off the list during the day...
...thanks to the efforts of Robert Otto and Tim Loh

thanks...
...to everybody who has been adding new genera recently (Mike Thomas, Mike Quinn, Dennis Haines, Brad Barnd) and posting notes on this thread.
Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae are now off the list. Anobiidae and Cleridae are in much better shape than two weeks ago.

Halmus chalybeus
Coccinellid posted by Dennis Haines.


Some new ones
Mostly from Mike Quinn

and (not on list above)

four adephagan genera & a meloid off the list

 
Dryopid
Stygoparnus has been posted(larvae) by Mike.

 
thanks, buddy --
we must have pix to compare oranges to oranges :)
but pls keep watching what's going on and post any news here -- i'll be most grateful: i'll be traveling for the next 2+ weeks and may be unable to monitor BG as closely as usual

another wonderful gift

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