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Suborder Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles

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Diversity and phenology of tumbling flower beetles (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) captured in a malaise trap.
By Jackman and Nelson
Entomological News 106(3): 97-107., 1995
Jackman, J.A., and C.R. Nelson. 1995. Diversity and phenology of tumbling flower beetles (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) captured in a malaise trap. Entomological News 106(3): 97-107.

BioStor - BHL

ABSTRACT: Adult mordellid beetles were monitored at Brackenridge Field Laboratory in Austin, Texas from January 1990 through December 1990 using a Malaise trap. A total of 754 specimens representing 35 species (17% of the North American fauna) and one subspecies were taken in this study. Twenty-eight of the species and one subspecies are recorded for the first time from Texas. Specimens were collected as early as March 13-19 and as late as November 27-December 3. Up to 19 species, nearly 10% of the mordellid fauna of North American north of Mexico, were collected in a single week. However, 19 (52%) of the taxa reported in this study were represented by five or fewer specimens indicating that most species were relatively rare. The seasonal flight pattern indicated a unimodal flight activity pattern for the family and also for most species.

Taxonomic changes for fifteen species of North American Mordellidae (Coleoptera)
By A.E. Lisberg
Insecta Mundi 17(3-4): 191-194, 2003

Nomenclatural changes for selected Mordellidae (Coleoptera) in North America
By J.A. Jackman & W. Lu
Insecta Mundi 15(1): 31-34, 2001

Monograph of the Family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico
By Emil Liljeblad
University of Michigan Press, 1945
Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, #62.

Referenced in American Beetles and Downie and Arnett. Title sums it up: 193 species, 15 genera, 230 pages, 7 plates of b/w line drawings of many species. Copies still available!

The Tenebrionidae of California: a time sensitive snapshot assessment
By Aalbu R.L., Smith A.D.
ZooKeys 415: 9-22, 2014

The darkling beetles of Ohio (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Triplehorn, C.A.
Thesis, Ohio State University, 159 pp [unpublished], 1952

Revision of Diaperini of American north of Mexico with notes on extralimital species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Triplehorn, C.A.
Proceedings of the United States National Museum No. 3515, 117: 349-458, 1965
Found online here.

The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
By Dunford et al.
University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville, 2005
Link to on-line manuscript

Identification keys, species profiles and images, distributions in FL and eastern U. S., and literature.

James C. Dunford, Michael C. Thomas, and Paul M. Choate, Jr. 2005. The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville.

This manuscript is currently an initial draft. Errors undoubtedly occur and updates/changes will be made. Comments and identification of errors are welcome. Please send correspondences to James Dunford (dunford@ufl.edu); Michael Thomas (thomasm@doacs.state.fl.us); or Paul M.

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