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Species Epilachna borealis - Squash Lady Beetle

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Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
By Solomon, J.D
USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp., 1995
Detailed information on wood boring moths, beetles, flies (Agromyzidae), sawflies and horntails.

"This book is an illustrated* guide to 300 species of insect borers that attack hardwood trees, shrubs, and other woody angiosperms in North America. The major purposes of this guide are to identify insect borers and their damage to provide information for controlling them."

*All illustrations are in B&W.

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Individual species treatments in Forest Pests taken from this publication.

Coleoptera or Beetles east of the Great Plains
By Edwards, J. Gordon
Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, MI. 181 pp., 1949
Obviously the taxonomy is a bit dated, but the text has great discussions of many genera and subfamilies. I estimate roughly 500 detailed line drawings of antennae, tarsi, ventral details, etc.

"It contains an original, simplified, and completely-illustrated key for the identification of beetle families east of the Great Plains, a discussion of the appearance and habits of the various adult and larval forms, and a useful up-to-date [1949] bibliography for each family."

Lithoprinted from copy supplied by author.

Gordon, E.J. 1949. Coleoptera or Beetles east of the Great Plains. Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.

The Beetles of the Pacific Northwest
By Hatch, M.
University of Washington publications in biology, Volume 16. University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, 1953
[1953-1971] Covers the Beetles known to occur in British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Part I provides an introduction and covers the Suborder Adephaga. Part II covers the Suborder Staphyliniformia. Part III covers the Family Pselaphidae of the Staphyliniformia, and part of the Suborder Diversicornia. Part IV covers the Palpicornes and Heteromera. Part V covers the Phytophaga, Rhynchophora, and Lamellicornes

The Beetle Fauna of Rhode Island, an Annotated Checklist
By Derek Sikes
Rhode Island Natural History Survey, 2004
Volume 3 of the Biota of Rhode Island. An important reference covering over 2000 species of beetles known to occur in our area. Fifteen page introduction, followed by checklist with scientific and common name, synonyms, abundance, and collection notes and host information for most species. Softbound, 328 pages.

Order here.

Water Beetles of South Carolina
By Janet Ciegler
Clemson University, 2003
Many (black-and-white) photographs of specimens in addition to keys, diagrams.

Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
By Phillip J. Harpootlian
Clemson University Public Service, 2001

Introduction to California Beetles (California Natural History Guides, No 78)
By Arthur V. Evans, James N. Hogue
University of California Press, 2004
Brand new (March, 2004). See website:
http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/10132.html

Introduction to North American Beetles
By Charles S. Papp
Entomography Pubns, 1984
Out of print, but worth finding if one is interested in beetles. (Bioquip had a few still in stock in 2003.) Almost 1,000 (black-and-white) illustrations, and some life history information. Papp's scratchboard llustrations are excellent, even artistic.

Note: I do not know how many of the illustrations and species accounts of this work are included in Papp's A Comprehensive Guide to North American Insects--there could be considerable overlap. I have not seen the latter work.

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