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Aquatic Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Northeastern Ohio
By Eric G. Chapman
Ohio Biological Survey, 1999
Distributional records for Haliplidae, Dytiscidae, Noteridae, Gyrinidae, Hydrophilidae, Psephenidae, Dryopidae, Elmidae, Ptilodactylidae. Survey area encompassed Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Trumbull, Portage, Mahoning, Stark, and Columbiana Counties, mapped as township records.

Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Coleoptera. Volume I-VII
By Henry Walter Bates et al
Bernard Quaritch Limited, London., 1881
Direct link to the plates of the following beetle volumes of the BCA:

Insecta. Coleoptera. Volume I, Part 1 (1881-1884) by Henry Walter Bates
Insecta. Coleoptera. Volume I, Part 2 (1882-1887) by David Sharp
Insecta. Coleoptera. Volume II, Part 1 (1887-1905) by David Sharp and Andrew Matthews; and George Lewis
Insecta. Coleoptera. Pectinicornia and Lamellicornia. Volume II, Part 2 (1886-1890) by Henry Walter Bates
Insecta. Coleoptera. Serricornia. Volume III, Part 1 (1882-1897) by Charles O. Waterhouse and Dr. G. Horn ; George C. Champion

Pests of Stored Foodstuffs and Their Control
By Hill, D.S.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. 496 pp., 2002

Dennis S. Hill. 2002. Pests of Stored Foodstuffs and Their Control. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. 496 pp.

A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
By Peck & Thomas.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp., 1998
Introduction - Family Index

This checklist was derived from the electronic manuscript which was conventionally published in April 1998 as Volume 16 of the series Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. The introductory and bibliographic material and appendix and index were stripped, and the remainder, consisting of the checklist itself, was converted to HTML format. The species list presented here is as published. Changes will be in red, so that they can be distinguished from original manuscript information. As noted in the published version, the authors solicit the coleopterological community for corrections, additions, deletions, and new information. We want this checklist to be a dynamic resource for all those interested in beetles in general and the rich and unique fauna of Florida in particular.

Review of adventive species of Coleoptera (Insecta) recorded from eastern Canada
By Klimaszewsky J., Langor D., Majka C.G., et. al.
Pensoft Series Faunistica 94, 272 pp., 20 colour plates, 189 figs., 2010
Account of 510 adventive species in 290 genera and 48 families recorded to date from Atlantic Canada and Quebec (120 spp. of Staphylinidae, 85 Curculionidae, 45 Carabidae, 43 Chrysomelidae, etc.)

Ordering info, sample pages, etc.

The Water Beetles of Florida
By Epler J.H.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp., 2010
Full title: The Water Beetles of Florida - an identification manual for the families Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae, Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Helophoridae, Hydraenidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae and Scirtidae
Full text (~150MB)
Pages of the PDF:
Key to families: larvae 16 Adults 21 · Chrysomelidae 27 · Curculionidae 55 · Dryopidae 69 · Dytiscidae 75 · Elmidae 195 · Gyrinidae 221 · Haliplidae 289 · Helophoridae 255 · Hydraenidae 257 · Hydrochidae 265 · Hydrophilidae 275 · Noteridae 337 · Psephenidae 353 · Ptilodactylidae 357 · Scirtidae 359 · Checklist 403

An illustrated synopsis of the principal larval forms of the order Coleoptera
By Adam G. Böving and Frank C. Craighead
Brooklyn Entomological Society, 1931
Though old, looks to be a good reference and source of illustrations of beetle larvae. Available from the Biodiversity Heritage Library:

Interesting biographical note: Frank C. (Cooper) Craighead (see also Wikispecies) was an entomologist, and his children are/were prominent in biological fields as well. His twin sons Frank C. Craighead, Jr. and John were prominent wildlife biologists. His daughter, Jean Craighead George (born 1919), is a prominent author of childrens' literature with natural history themes. (As a child, I loved My Side of the Mountain (1960), and she wrote sequels in 1990 and 1999!)

The beetle fauna of Rhode Island: an annotated checklist
By Sikes D.S.
The Biota of Rhode Island, v. 3. Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Kingston, RI. vi + 296 pp., 2004
(The original print version has its own entry(1))
Searchable version
An inspiring result of dedicated work, this book brilliantly proves that even a small, long-settled and thoroughly developed area like the state of Rhode Island can support a beetle fauna that is rich beyond expectation and features many rare, poorly understood species. Yielding over 700(!) new state records, the study also allowed to add about 200 spp. to the fauna of New England, the most thoroughly studied area in the entire country (arguably, in the western hemisphere); see Sikes, D.S. 2003. The beetle fauna of the state of Rhode Island, USA (Coleoptera): 657 new state records. Zootaxa 340: 1-38 (Full text; can be considered a summary of the referenced book) and additions in: Sikes, D.S., and R.P. Webster. 2005. Bioinventory of Rhode Island Coleoptera: 45 new records. Coleopterists Bulletin 59(3): 311-327. The study also provides a lot to learn about sampling/collecting techniques –- and commitment to science. It puts Rhode Island on the entomological map big time.

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