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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

subgenus Chlaenius

New and Additional Records of Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles for Virginia (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Rhysodidae).
By Roble S.M. & Hoffman R.L
Banisteria No. 40:42-48, 2012

A quarter of a century succession of epigaeic beetle assemblages in remnant habitats in an urbanized matrix (Col., Carabidae)
By Gandhi K.J., Epstein M.E., Koehle J.J., Purrington F.F.
Zookeys 147: 667-689, 2011

Synopsis of adventive species of Coleoptera (Insecta) recorded from Canada. Part 1: Carabidae
By Klimaszewski J., Langor D., Batista R., Duval J.-A., Majka C.G., Scudder G.G.E., Bousquet Y.
Pensoft Series Faunistica #103, 96 pp., 2012
See abstract cover, table of contents, sample pages and ORDER here (orders also possible through e-mail or fax: +359-2-8704282)

A natural history of the ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of America north of Mexico.
By Larochelle and Larivière.
Pensoft Publishers, Bulgaria. 584 pp., 2003
Larochelle, A. and M.C. Larivière. 2003. A natural history of the ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of America north of Mexico. Pensoft Publishers, Bulgaria. 584 pp.

Treats over 2,400 taxa.

Provides ecology, biology, dispersal power, collecting techniques, and selected referenced for each taxon.

+For ecology - covers altitudinal distribution, habitat, day/night activity, gregariousness.
+For biology - covers seasonality, mating, gravid females or oviposition, tenerals, overwintering, feeding, predation, parasitism, defense mechanism.
+For dispersal power - covers wing condition, flight data, other locomotion habits.

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.