Species Poecilus chalcites
Eight Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) New to Virginia, with Additional Records for West Virginia and MarylandBy Curt W. Harden
Banisteria No. 50: 15-20, 2018
Abstract: Eight ground beetle species, including Trechus quadristriatus (Schrank), Elaphropus dolosus (LeConte), Brachinus americanus (LeConte), Pterostichus tenuis (Casey), Cyclotrachelus convivus (LeConte), Agonum mutatum (Gemminger & Harold), Somotrichus unifasciatus (Dejean), and Cymindis elegans LeConte, are reported from Virginia for the first time, and one species, Clinidium apertum allegheniensis Bell & Bell, is removed from the state list. Two species are reported as new state records for Maryland ([I]Harpalus katia
Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Volume 1 (2nd edition)By Löbl, I. & Löbl, D.
Brill , 2018
This second updated edition of the first volume (1st ed. published 2003) is a complete catalogue of suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga, and Adephaga of the Palaearctic faunal region. The latter suborder is the largest of the three which incorporates what western authors designate Geadephaga = Caraboidea = ground beetles sensu lato. This massive 1477-page work contains information on 33,914 taxa (together with synonyms), and increases the number of included species and other taxa by almost 5,000. In addition, thousands of species have their distributional data completed, and their ranks, systematic positions and nomenclature corrected. Almost two hundred new acts fix systematics and nomenclature, and numerous problems are discussed. Even such well known genera as Calosoma and Carabus, or tribes as Bembidiini and Panagaeini, are completely reorganized compared to the previously published catalogues. Thus, the work is a scaffold for biotic surveys, ecological studies, nature conservation, and it provides background checks on Palaearctic species introduced into other faunal regions. Subsequent volumes in this series cover the remaining Coleoptera groups.
Additions to the knowledge of Nevada carabid beetles (Carabidae) & preliminary list of carabids from the Great Basin National PkBy Will, K., Madan, R., Hsu, H.
Additions to the list of Carabidae known for Nevada, USA and carabid beetles found in the Great Basin National Park, NV are reported with notes on ecology and identification resources. For 79 species of carabids, the authors present 57 new state records, two state records previously reported in online resources [BugGuide], one confirmation of a previous questionable record for the state, and report 22 records for the Great Basin National Park that includes three new state records. This paper is available online
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.
Ground Beetles from the Quantico Marine Corps Base: 2. Thirty Additional Species from Recent Collections (Coleoptera: Carabidae)By Richard L. Hoffman
Banisteria Number 36, 2010
Both this and the first Quantico carabid paper(1)
make a good companion to Erwin's classic on the carabids of nearby Plummers Island(2)
. In both Quantico papers, differences and similarities between carabids found at Quantico and Plummers Island are discussed most thoughtfully.
In this paper Hoffman also discusses the difficulty in telling the difference between Diplocheila assimilis
and Diplocheila impressicollis
, with new illustrations of [i]D.