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Revision of the Lathridiidae of Boreal America
By Fall H.C.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 26: 101–190, 1899

Latridiidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: New records, keys to identification, new synonyms, distribution, and zoogeography
By Majka C.G., Langor D., Rücker W.H.
The Canadian Entomologist 141: 317-370, 2009
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Very helpful work, with keys, habitus drawings of all the non-corticariine spp. and diagnostic detail drawings of all corticariines, and a bounty of info on the Canadian fauna; great identification tool for most ne. US spp., too.

Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
By Robertson J.A., Ślipiński A., Moulton M., Shockley F.W., Giorgi A., Lord N.P., McKenna D.D., Tomaszewska W., Forrester J. ...
Syst. Entomol. doi: 10.1111/syen.12138, 2015

Handbook of Zoology. Coleoptera Vol. 3: Morphology and Systematics (Phytophaga)
By Leschen R.A.B., Beutel R.G. (eds)
Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. 687 pp., 2014

Review of the American Corylophidae, Cryptophagidae, Tritomidae and Dermestidae, with Other Studies
By T. L. Casey
New York Entomological Society, 1900
Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 8(2): 51-172, 1900

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The Bothrideridae and Colydiidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Clavicornia and Heteromera)
By Stephan K.H.
Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. xii, 65 p., 1989
Occasional Papers of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Vol.6
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Further contributions to the Coleoptera fauna of New Brunswick with an addition to the fauna of Nova Scotia, Canada
By Webster R.P., Webster V.L., Alderson C.A., Hughes C.C., Sweeney J.D.
Zookeys 573: 265-338, 2016

Abundance of herbivores on six milkweed species in Illinois.
By Price, P.W. & M.F. Willson.
American Midland Naturalist 101(1): 76–86., 1979
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Price, P.W. & M.F. Willson. 1979. Abundance of herbivores on six milkweed species in Illinois. American Midland Naturalist 101(1): 76–86.

Abstract

To aid the understanding of the role of insect herbivores as selective agents in the evolution of their host plants a survey of herbivore abundance and impact was undertaken in central Illinois on the six milkweed species: Asclepias incarnata, A. sullivantii, A. syriaca, A. verticillata, A. amplexicaulis, and A. tuberosa. These species occur in this order on a moisture gradient from wet to dry soil conditions. This survey revealed that 12 species occurred at an abundance of at least one individual per 100 host stems in 1 plot-year on one host species: Oncopeltus fasciatus*, Lygaeus kalmii*, Aphis nerii*, Labidomera clivicollis*, Tetraopes tetrophthalmus*, T. femoratus, T. quinquemaculatus, Rhyssomatus lineaticollis*, Danaus plexippus, Cycnia tenera*, Euchaetias egle and a leafminer. All but L. kalmii are specific to milkweeds in Illinois. Seven of these species, marked with asterisks, were abundant enough to act as major selective forces on the life history patterns of the milkweed species, populations and clones concerned.

 
 
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