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The ground-beetles (Carabidae, excl. Cicindelinae) of Canada and Alaska, parts 1—6
By C.H. Lindroth
Opuscula Entomologica Supplementa XX, XXIV, XXIX, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, 1961
Online in two parts: part one and part two.

[Links appear to be down, hopefully they will be available again; I have the pdfs if anyone needs them, plus the 2 pages missing from the version hosted on]

Checklist of adult carabid beetles known from Indiana
By John Schrock
Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 94: 341-356, 1985
Recognizes 465 species of Carabidae occurring in Indiana.

The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada...
By C.G. Majka, Y. Bousquet, & S. Westby
Zootaxa 1590: 1–36, 2007
Full title: The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada: review of collecting, new records, and observations on composition, zoogeography, and historical origins
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Remarkable faunal work; see corrections in Majka & Bousquet 2008

An annotated checklist of Wisconsin ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
By Peter W. Messer
The Great Lakes Entomologist 42(1-2): 30-61, 2009
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Almost 500 spp. are listed, of which almost 18% are new state records added through a decade of dedicated work of our own Peter Messer, under whose auspices BG carabid section have prospered and made strides towards rigorous scientific standards.

Illustrated Identification Guide to Adults and Larvae of Northeastern North American Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
By Yves Bousquet
Pensoft Publishers, 2010
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. Book is expensive so consider scanning an institutional copy.

See review of this book in The Coleopterists

Beetles: A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America
By Richard E. White
Houghton Mifflin, 1998

Manuel d'identification des Carabidae du Québec (Curdulia, Supplément 1)
By André LaRochelle
A journal article, but seems worthy of a book link.
(Contributed by Simon Carmichael.)

Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles of South Carolina
By Janet Ciegler
Clemson University, 2000
This work has keys, diagrams, descriptions, and literature references. This is very handy for identifying southeastern ground beetles. Errata formerly at:
As of March 2015, it does not appear to be available on the Internet anymore.

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