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Species Tenebrio obscurus - Dark Mealworm

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Ohio's tenebrionid fauna
By Triplehorn C.
The Ohio Coleopterist 2(2), 1993
A note summarizing OH records, packed with most helpful general info, and delightfully written by a famous entomologist.
as of 10.ix.2013, no longer available online; i can't believe i didn't save a copy...

Flightless beetles in Appalachian “deserts”: studies on the distribution and localized habitats of some ... Tenebrionidae
By Steiner W.E.
Virginia Mus. Nat. Hist. Special Publication 7: 125-144, 1999
Abstract: Flightless species of darkling beetles Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae of the Appalachian region belong to the genera Ammodonus, Blapstinus, Eutochia, Helops, Meracantha, Opatrinus, Paratenetus, Phellopsis and Polypleurus. Collection records and field observations show that Appalachian "microdeserts" - the dry sandy deposits, shale barrens, and rock outcrops - are isolated habitats for a few odd species that appear to have disjunct populations and unexpected range extensions in the region. This study reviews the known distribution of these insects and their sister taxa, recognizes some distinct species assemblages, and hypothesizes the origins of present distribution patterns.

The Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
By Majka C.G., Bouchard P., Bousquet Y.
The Canadian Entomologist 140: 690-713, 2008

Revision of the Tenebrionidae of America, north of Mexico
By Horn, George H.
American Philosophical Society, 1870
Transaction of the American Philosophical Society, 14: 253-404

Available online at Biodiversity Heritage Library.

A checklist of the darkling beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Maryland...
By W.E. Steiner, Jr.
Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 15: 133-140, 2008
Full title: A checklist of the darkling beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Maryland, with notes on the species recorded from Plummers Island through the 20th century
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An impressive 128-spp. list (109 native + 19 adventive spp.) and a plate illustrating the diversity of MD tenebrionid fauna

Synoptic classification of the World Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) with a review of family group names
By Bouchard, P., J. F. Lawrence, A. E. Davies, & A. F. Newton
Annales Zoologici 55(4): 499–530, 2005

Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
By Janet C. Ciegler
Clemson University, 2014
Available only from Clemson then scroll down

This study of beetles in the superfamily Tenebrionoidea continues efforts to document the biodiversity of South Carolina. Twenty tenebrionoid families (excluding Ciidae and Scraptiidae) are covered: Aderidae, Anthicidae, Archeocrypticidae, Boridae, Ischaliidae, Melandryidae, Meloidae, Mordellidae, Mycetophagidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Pyrochroidae, Pythidae, Ripiphoridae, Salpingidae, Stenotrachelidae, Synchroidae, Tenebrionidae, Tetratomidae, and Zopheridae.

New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Mordellidae and Ripiphoridae
By Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I.
Zookeys 179: 243-256, 2012

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