Carabidae of Vermont and New HampshireBy Ross T. Bell
Shire Press, VT, 2015
A lifetime of work on the carabid beetles of Vermont and New Hampshire has reached fruition and is now available in Carabidae of Vermont and New Hampshire by Ross T. Bell, Professor Emeritus of the University of Vermont. Ross Bell is a well-known and well-published expert on Carabidae. He and his wife, Joyce Bell, are the world's leading experts on the carabid tribe Rhysodini, the Wrinkled Bark Beetles, and have described over three quarters of the world's 360 species.
The work will be indispensable to anyone interested in the fauna of New England, ecology, habitats, conservation, distribution, or carabid beetles. It is not an identification manual, but there is a wealth of biological and distributional information beyond what has been currently available, along with 13 new state records or confirmation of catalogue records that were in doubt. An introduction discusses topography, mountains, wetlands, vegetation, soils, life zones, and biophysical regions of Vermont and New Hampshire. A list of species indicates state records, confirmation of catalogue records previously considered tentative, literature records, and adventive species. Names have been updated following Bousquet's 2012 Catalogue. The main text follows with brief tribal and generic summaries and individual accounts of 495 species. Each species account includes general range, local range, habitat, life cycle, behavior and dynamics. References, an index, and Vermont/New Hampshire range maps for all species finish the work.
Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. XXVI. The Ground Beetles of a Temperate Forest Site (Coleoptera: Carabidae):[...]By Terry L. Erwin
Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, 1981
"Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. XXVI. The Ground Beetles of a Temperate Forest Site (Coleoptera: Carabidae): An Analysis of Fauna in Relation to Size, Habitat Selection, Vagility, Seasonality, and Extinction."
A classic, often-cited work.
Pairs well, for those interested in the carabid fauna of the region, with the papers on carabids of Quantico(1)(2)
Additions to the Checklist of Wisconsin Ground Beetles (Carabidae), including Adventive Harpalus rubripes among 7 New RecordsBy Peter W. Messer
The Great Lakes Entomologist Vol 47 (Nos. 1 -2): 66 - 72, 2014
Sixteen species are added to the 2009 checklist of Wisconsin Geadephaga(1)
. Of these, seven species(2)
are reported here as new to Wisconsin. Nine taxa from the list are affected by new information resulting in the removal of six names. The Eurasian beetle Harpalus rubripes
(Duftschmid) was discovered as early as 2009 on annually surveyed beaches along Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin. This discovery greatly extends the species distribution westward from its presence in northeastern North America where it was first recorded in 1981.