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Redefinition of the Eleodes Eschscholtz subgenera Tricheleodes Blaisdell and Pseudeleodes Blaisdell...
By Johnston M.A.
Ann. Zool. 66: 665-679, 2016
Full title: Redefinition of the Eleodes Eschscholtz subgenera Tricheleodes Blaisdell and Pseudeleodes Blaisdell, with the description of a new species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

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Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision ...
By Charles A. Triplehorn and Donald B. Thomas
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 137, No. 3/4, pp. 251-281 , 2011
Charles A. Triplehorn and Donald B. Thomas, Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodini), Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 137(3/4): 251-281, 2011.

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Seasonal activity and water loss relationships in four species of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
By Smith, W.E. and W.G. Whitford.
Southwestern Entomologist 1(4): 161–163., 1976
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Smith, W.E. and W.G. Whitford. 1976. Seasonal activity and water loss relationships in four species of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Southwestern Entomologist 1(4): 161–163.

Larvae of the genus Eleodes (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae): matrix-based descriptions, cladistic analysis, and key to late instars
By Smith A.D., Dornburg R., Wheeler Q.D.
ZooKeys 415: 217–268, 2014

New species of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Triplehorn C.A.
Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 109: 628-642, 2007

The genus Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Texas.
By Triplehorn et al.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 63(4): 413-437., 2009
Triplehorn, C.A., D.B. Thomas, and E.G. Riley. 2009. The genus Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Texas. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63(4): 413-437.

Abstract

False wireworms are larvae of the darkling beetle genus Eleodes Eschscholtz, some of which are agricultural pests of dryland wheat. Because of the large number of species in the genus (approximately 235), identifications can be problematic. Hence, regional keys are of great utility.

Within the state of Texas a total of 31 species are known to occur: E. acutus, E. arcuatus, E. carbonarius, E. caudiferus, E. debilis, E. delicatus, E. dissimilis, E. easterlai, E. extricatus, E. fusiformis, E. goryi, E. gracilis, E. hispilabris, E. knullorum, E. labialis, E. longicollis, E. mirabilis, E. neomexicanus, E. nigrinus, E. obscurus, E. opacus, E. pedinoides, E. spiculiferus, E. spinipes, E. sponsus, E. striolatus, E. suturalis, E. tenuipes, E. tricostatus, E. veterator, and E. wenzeli.

A revision of Eleodes subgenus Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Charles A. Triplehorn, Donald B. Thomas & Aaron D. Smith
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 2015
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A detailed revision of Eleodes subgenus Eleodes, with keys, synonymies, diagnoses, remarks, range maps, and dorsal view figures for all 30 taxa in the given circumscription.

A checklist and new species of Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) pertaining to the subgenus Promus LeConte...
By Johnston M.A.
Col. Bull. 69: 11-19, 2015
Full title: A checklist and new species of Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) pertaining to the subgenus Promus LeConte, with a key to United States species

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