Illustrated Identification Guide to Adults and Larvae of Northeastern North American Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)By Yves Bousquet
Profuse illustrations and explanations of morphologic terms make this regional taxonomic guide accessible to a relative newcomer using a good stereomicroscope with light source. Color plates for 260 species (habitus views) will especially appeal to the beetle morphophile. Contents and ordering information are detailed here
. The book is expensive so consider scanning an institutional copy.
See review of this book in The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(4): 390-391, 2010.