Suborder Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Weevils attacking fruit trees in WashingtonBy E.H. Beers et al.
Proceedings of the 77th Annual Western Orchard Pest & Disease Management Conference, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA, 2003
This helpful source of rather general import provides a comprehensive list of Curculionidae (50 spp.) known to attack tree fruits in North America, including host plant records, economic importance, common names, etc., as well as 22 quality photographs of various weevil spp. and host damage.
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Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.By Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008.
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2008
Bright, D.E. & P. Bouchard. 2008. Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 327 pp.
The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25, focuses on a group of Canadian and Alaskan weevils in the subfamily Entiminae. Several species of this broad-nosed weevil subfamily are detrimental to agriculture and forestry. This handbook provides information about 49 genera and 123 species. It includes a key to the subfamilies of the Canadian Curculionidae, a key to the genera of Entiminae, and keys to the species in each genus, where required. The volume describes each species, with observations on weevil biology and host plants, and provides maps illustrating species distribution.
Rhynchophora or Weevils of North Eastern AmericaBy Blatchley and Leng.
Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp., 1916
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Willis Stanley Blatchley, Charles William Leng. 1916. Rhynchophora or Weevils of North Eastern America. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.
This work was begun by the senior author, W. S. Blatchley, as a continuation or supplement to his "Coleoptera or Beetles of Indiana,'' published in 1910. After about one-third of the manuscript had been completed the junior author. Chas. W. Leng, wrote that he had a similar work in progress on the Atlantic Coast species of Rhynchophora and proposed that the two works be combined and the geographical scope enlarged so as to include the United States and Canada east of the Mississippi River. After due consideration the arrangement of a joint authorship was agreed upon, the works as begun were merged, enlarged and mostly rewritten, and the book as issued is the result.
The Occurrence and Behaviors of North American Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) on Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca L.By Lynn Faust and Hugh Faust.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(2): 283-291., 2014
Lynn Faust and Hugh Faust. 2014. The Occurrence and Behaviors of North American Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) on Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca L. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(2): 283-291.
At four sites spanning a general triangle with 50–100 km legs in East Tennessee over a six-week period in July and August 2013, 56 fireflies, male and female, from four species and three genera were associated with common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca
L. Photinus pyralis
(L.), Photinus cooki
Green, Pyropyga minuta
LeConte, and an determined species of Photuris
Dejean repeatedly exhibited seven common behaviors of nectaring from individual blooms and stigmatic slits and actively mouthing floral stems, recurved sepals, and uppermost leaves, lasting from 9–175+ minutes.
Allegheny National Forest June 2012 Firefly Survey Forest and Warren Counties, PA.By Faust et al.
U.S. Forest Service, USDA. 34 pp., 2012
Lynn Faust, Raphael De Cock, Kathrin Stanger Hall, Zach Marion, Sarah Sander. 2012. Allegheny National Forest June 2012 Firefly Survey Forest and Warren Counties, PA. U.S. Forest Service, USDA. 34 pp.