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Family Carabidae - Ground Beetles

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Manuel d'identification des Carabidae du Québec (Curdulia, Supplément 1)
By André LaRochelle
A journal article, but seems worthy of a book link.
(Contributed by Simon Carmichael.)

Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles of South Carolina
By Janet Ciegler
Clemson University, 2000
This work has keys, diagrams, descriptions, and literature references. This is very handy for identifying southeastern ground beetles. Errata formerly at:
http://entweb.clemson.edu/insectinfo/biotaadd.PDF
As of March 2015, it does not appear to be available on the Internet anymore.

A new Selenophorus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from the Rio Grande in Texas.
By Purrington, F.F.
Entomological News 111(1): 8-12., 2000
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Purrington FF (2000) A new Selenophorus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from the Rio Grande in Texas. Entomological News 111(1): 8-12.

ABSTRACT:

Selenophorus chaparralus n. sp. is described from Val Verde, Zapata, and Cameron Counties on the lower Rio Grande of Texas. The male is distinguished by a pair of carinate prominences positioned bilaterally on the disc of abdominal sternum VII.

Rediscovery and distribution of Bembidion plagiatum Zimmerman (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
By Richard L. Hoffman
Brimleyana No.7 pp145-150, 1982
Online Here.

Detailed discussion of B. plagiatum's habitat preference and distribution. Prior to the publication of this note, the species was very poorly known and rare in collections.

The Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland
By C. L Staines & S. L. Staines
Banisteria No. 38, 2011
Brief accounts on carabid species that were identified from specimens collected during survey of the property, comparison with species recorded from Quantico and Plummers Island, and first Maryland state records for Chlaenius erythropus and Clivina stratiopunctata.

PDF, VA Natural History Society website.

Notes on Pterostichus punctiventris (Chaudoir) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Arkansas, with a New State Record
By F.B.Hamilton, M.J.Skvarla, D.M.Fisher, A.P.G.Dowling
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 70(2):309-313, 2016
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On the Occurrence of Several Species of Pterostichine Ground Beetles in Virginia (Carabidae: Pterostichini)
By Richard L. Hoffman
Banisteria No. 12, 1998
Virginia distribution data, habitat preferences, behavioral notes, and more:

Gastrellarius blanchardi
Pterostichus acutipes
Pterostichus lubricus (first published illustrations of the species)
Pterostichus patruelis
Pterostichus pensylvanicus
Pterostichus adstrictus (removed from state list)

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Cladistic analysis of North American Platynini and revision of the Agonum extensicolle group (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
By Liebherr, J.K
University of California Publications in Entomology. 198 pp., 1986
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Liebherr, J.K. 1986. Cladistic analysis of North American Platynini and revision of the Agonum extensicolle group (Coleoptera: Carabidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 106: 198 pp.

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