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Genus Parvindela - American Diminutive Tiger Beetles


Studies on the morphology, taxonomy, and ecology of the larvae of Holarctic tiger-beetles (family Cicindelidae)
By Hamilton, Clyde Carney
Proc. U.S. National Mus. 65: 1-87, 1925
Older reference, but contains useful illustrations (by the author), descriptions, and keys to larval tiger beetles. Full-text links:

-https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00963801.65-2530.1

-https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/15367

Biographical information on the author:

Clyde Carney Hamilton 1890–1959
Robert S. Filmer
Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 53, Issue 6, 1 December 1960, Page 1142, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/53.6.1142

Book Review: A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the US & Canada: Identification, Natural History, and Distribution (2nd Ed.)
By Jackson, M.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(3): 530-531., 2017
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Jackson, M. 2017. Book Review: A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada: Identification, Natural History, and Distribution of the Cicindelinae (Second Edition). The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(3): 530-531.

"Unfortunately, I have also found that some of the new additions feel unnecessary, and to make matters worse, that the authors have chosen a new and unsupported taxonomy that threatens to invalidate this second edition before it leaves the shelf."

A field guide to the tiger beetles of the United States and Canada: identification, natural history, and distribution... 2nd Ed.
By Pearson D.L., Knisley C.B., Duran D.P., Kazilek C.J.
Oxford University Press. 328 pp., 2015
Full title: A field guide to the tiger beetles of the United States and Canada: identification, natural history, and distribution of the Cicindelinae. 2nd Ed.

Taxonomy of the Cicindelini massively updated since the 1st edition(1)

Catalogue of the tiger beetles of Canada and the United States
By Richard Freitag, 1999
National Research Council Canada, 1999

Northeastern Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide to Tiger Beetles of New England and Eastern Canada
By Jonathan G. Leonard, Ross T. Bell
CRC Press, 1998

A Field Guide To The Tiger Beetles Of The United States And Canada
By David Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Charles J. Kazilek, David L. Pearson, Barry C. Knisley
Oxford University Press, 2005
Subtitled: Identification, Natural History, And Distribution Of The Cicindelidae

Tiger Beetles: The Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity of the Cicindelids (Cornell Series in Arthropod Biology)
By David L. Pearson, Alfried P. Vogler
Cornell University Press, 2001

Tiger Beetles of Alberta: Killers on the Clay, Stalkers on the Sand
By John Acorn
University of Alberta Press, 2001
This work has lovely photographs, good range maps, and interesting life histories. Many of the species from Alberta are widespread, so this book is useful for those in the United States as well.