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Species Brasiella wickhami - Sonoran Tiger Beetle

Range update for eight species of the subfamily Elaphrinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Ontario's Far North & Nunavut, Canada
By Fleming, KJ & Beresford, DV
The Coleopterists Bulletin 73(2): 433 - 439, 2019
Title abbreviated.

ABSTRACT: Adults of eight species of beetles in the subfamily Elaphrinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Elaphrinae) were collected in the Far North of Ontario and on Akimiski Island, Nunavut, Canada. We found first records for Nunavut (territory) of seven species: Blethisa julii LeConte, 1863; Blethisa quadricollis Haldeman, 1847; Diacheila arctica (Gyllenhal, 1810); Elaphrus americanus Dejean, 1831; Elaphrus lecontei Crotch, 1876; Elaphrus clairvillei Kirby, 1837; and Elaphrus fuliginosus Say, 1830. Our record of one species, Elaphrus californicus Mannerheim, 1843, is a new range record for the province of Ontario.

Carabid Beetles: Their Evolution, Natural History, and Classification
By Erwin TL, Ball GE, Whitehead DR, Halpern AL (editors)
Proceedings of the First International Symposium of Carabidology, 1976

Eight Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) New to Virginia, with Additional Records for West Virginia and Maryland
By Curt W. Harden
Banisteria No. 50: 15-20, 2018
Abstract: Eight ground beetle species, including Trechus quadristriatus (Schrank), Elaphropus dolosus(LeConte), Brachinus americanus (LeConte), Pterostichus tenuis (Casey), Cyclotrachelus convivus (LeConte), Agonum mutatum (Gemminger & Harold), Somotrichus unifasciatus (Dejean), and Cymindis elegans LeConte, are reported from Virginia for the first time, and one species, Clinidium apertum allegheniensis Bell & Bell, is removed from the state list. Two species are reported as new state records for Maryland ([I]Harpalus katiae

Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Volume 1 (2nd edition)
By Löbl, I. & Löbl, D.
Brill , 2017
This second updated edition of the first volume (1st ed. published 2003) is a complete catalogue of suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga, and Adephaga of the Palaearctic faunal region. The latter suborder is the largest of the three which incorporates what western authors designate Geadephaga = Caraboidea = ground beetles sensu lato. This massive 1477-page work contains information on 33,914 taxa (together with synonyms), and increases the number of included species and other taxa by almost 5,000. In addition, thousands of species have their distributional data completed, and their ranks, systematic positions and nomenclature corrected. Almost two hundred new acts fix systematics and nomenclature, and numerous problems are discussed. Even such well known genera as Calosoma and Carabus, or tribes as Bembidiini and Panagaeini, are completely reorganized compared to the previously published catalogues. Thus, the work is a scaffold for biotic surveys, ecological studies, nature conservation, and it provides background checks on Palaearctic species introduced into other faunal regions. Subsequent volumes in this series cover the remaining Coleoptera groups.

Three carabid beetles (Coleoptera:Carabidae) new to Maryland & a preliminary annotated checklist for Cove Point, Calvert County
By Brent W. Steury & Peter W. Messer
The Maryland Entomologist, 2017
This article is available online.

Abstract: Sixty-nine carabid species (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in 37 genera and 19 tribes were documented from Cove Point, Calvert County, Maryland, during surveys from 2010 to 2016. Three species, Anisodactylus haplomus Chaudoir, Pterostichus permundus (Say), and Stenocrepis mexicana (Chevrolat) are documented for the first time from Maryland.

New species of Anillinus Casey (Carabidae : Trechinae : Bembidiini) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA and [...]
By Igor M. Sokolov, Yuliya Y. Sokolova, and Christopher E. Carlton
Zootaxa, 2007
Full title: New species of Anillinus Casey (Carabidae : Trechinae : Bembidiini) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA and phylogeography of the A-langdoni species group

A. cieglerae and A. pusillus are described.

Additions to the knowledge of Nevada carabid beetles (Carabidae) & preliminary list of carabids from the Great Basin National Pk
By Will, K., Madan, R., Hsu, H.
Pensoft, 2017
Edited abstract:

Additions to the list of Carabidae known for Nevada, USA and carabid beetles found in the Great Basin National Park, NV are reported with notes on ecology and identification resources. For 79 species of carabids, the authors present 57 new state records, two state records previously reported in online resources [BugGuide], one confirmation of a previous questionable record for the state, and report 22 records for the Great Basin National Park that includes three new state records. This paper is available online.

Evolution of the (Coleoptera) Carabidae of the Southern Appalachians.
By Thomas C. Barr Jr.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute , 1969
pp 67-92 in "The Distributional History of the Biota of the Southern Appalachians. Part I. Invertebrates." edited by P.C. Holt, R.L. Hoffman, and C.W. Hart Jr.

Barr writes on the distribution and natural history of endemic carabid species of the southern appalachians.