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Species Alaetrinus aciculatus


Catalogue of the world Platynotini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Iwan D.
Genus 13: 219-323, 2002

Redefinition of the Opatrine tribes in North America with notes on some apterous genera (Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae:Tenebrionina)
By Rolf L. Aalbu and Charles A. Triplehorn
The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 272-280, 1985
Read online free at JSTOR.

A revised subfamily classification of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera)
By J. C. Watt
New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 1:4, 381-452, 1974

New records of three non-native darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) established in California and Nevada, USA
By Steiner W.E., Swearingen J.M.
Col. Bull. 69: 22-26, 2015

Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
By Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr.
ZooKeys 728: 1-455, 2018
Available online here.

New assignments among the genera Haplandrus LeConte, Metaclisa Jacquelin Du Val and Tharsus LeConte with descriptions...
By Steiner W.E.
Ann. Zool. 66: 529-550, 2016
Full title: New assignments among the genera Haplandrus LeConte, Metaclisa Jacquelin Du Val and Tharsus LeConte with descriptions of larvae and pupae and a new genus for North America (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2016.66.4.005

The Tenebrionidae of California: a time sensitive snapshot assessment
By Aalbu R.L., Smith A.D.
ZooKeys 415: 9-22, 2014

The darkling beetles of Ohio (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Triplehorn, C.A.
Thesis, Ohio State University, 159 pp [unpublished], 1952