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The Beetle Fauna of Rhode Island, an Annotated Checklist
By Derek Sikes
Rhode Island Natural History Survey, 2004
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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.

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The "Order Here" link in the previous message no longer works. The Beetle Fauna of Rhode Island is still available from the publisher, The Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) for $39.95 plus S&H. Contact RINHS by phone 401-874-5800 or email "info" at "rinhs.org".

This volume includes records
"This volume includes records of 2,209 beetle species recorded from the state of Rhode Island (1,045 square miles) based on records spanning the last 150 years. Included are summaries of species of potential conservation concern (37 spp.), species that are known only from Rhode Island - all named by Thomas Casey (62 spp), species that are non-native to North America (192 spp), and a comparison of survey efforts from 1904 with those of approximately a century later. Each entry is annotated with determiner, voucher sources - either museum or publication or both, notes on ecology, and host or prey species. The intended audience are any who work with insect biodiversity in northeast North America and coleopterists in general."

Sikes, D. S. 2004. The Beetle Fauna of Rhode Island: An annotated checklist. Volume 3 of The Biota of Rhode Island. Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Kingston, RI. vi + 296 pp.
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