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Schiefer T.L. (2010) Cerambycidae of the southeastern U.S.A.
Mississippi checklist

Cerambycidae Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution
A searchable photo database of world Cerambycid primary types in the Smithsonian collection.

Thomas M.C., Hill S., Morris R.F., Nearns G. () The Cerambycidae of Florida

Photographs of all the spp. known from Florida (on 15 thumbnail plates; distribution data and general description of the fauna. An extremely helpful source covering most of the southeastern bycids.

New World Cerambycidae Catalog
By Larry G. Bezark.
This should be a must-see for checking Cerambycid ID's against photos. It is like having a 50 museum collections on your computer.

Cerambycid beetle antennae that sting - check this out!
A true sting apparatus, until recently known only in Scorpions and Aculeata, has been discovered in a third group.
The first known case of a cerambycid beetle using its antennae "to inject a secretion that causes cutaneous and subcutaneous inflammation in humans", reported in the article "Convergent evolution in the antennae of a cerambycid beetle, Onychocerus albitarsis , and the sting of a scorpion", by Amy Berkov, Nelson Rodriguez, and Pedro Centeno, has just been published online Nov. 15, 2007, by SpringerLink. The above link is to the abstract of the article. In case you cannot access the full article, you may contact me per e-mail.
Check out for a load of images of longhorned beetles. Granted, some of the images are of non-North American species, but it could still be a place to go to get in the ballpark for species needing IDs.

Borowiec L. (200_-2013) Chrysomelidae: The leaf beetles of Europe and the Mediterranean subregion (checklist and iconography)
An excellent guide with a complete illustrated list of European taxa with distribution data, compiled and maintained by a wold's top chrysomelid expert. The source is increasingly relevant to our area because of the growing number of Palearctic leaf beetles showing up and establishing in North America.

Identification guide to the Leaf Beetles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
On-line html checklist. Some linked species accounts with images.
Author: Edward G. Riley, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

See notes below. Site appears to be gone as of January 2016. Please comment if you know of a new location.

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