The beetle fauna of Rhode Island: an annotated checklistBy Sikes D.S.
The Biota of Rhode Island, v. 3. Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Kingston, RI. vi + 296 pp., 2004
(The original print version has its own entry(1)
An inspiring result of dedicated work, this book brilliantly proves that even a small, long-settled and thoroughly developed area like the state of Rhode Island can support a beetle fauna that is rich beyond expectation and features many rare, poorly understood species. Yielding over 700(!) new state records, the study also allowed to add about 200 spp. to the fauna of New England, the most thoroughly studied area in the entire country (arguably, in the western hemisphere); see Sikes, D.S. 2003. The beetle fauna of the state of Rhode Island, USA (Coleoptera): 657 new state records. Zootaxa
340: 1-38 (Full text
; can be considered a summary of the referenced book) and additions in: Sikes, D.S., and R.P. Webster. 2005. Bioinventory of Rhode Island Coleoptera: 45 new records. Coleopterists Bulletin
59(3): 311-327. The study also provides a lot to learn about sampling/collecting techniques –- and commitment to science. It puts Rhode Island on the entomological map big time.
Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guideBy Bousquet Y.
Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837, 1990
An extremely helpful, thoroughly illustrated manual, one of the best beetle identification aids treating in-depth several tough and obscure groups, e.g., Cryptophagidae, Latridiidae, Demestidae, Ptininae, etc.; a must-have source for anyone dealing with beetles.
Besides identification keys that cover 120 spp. of 20 families, provides about 160 excellent detail drawings/SEMs, identification plates showing habita of 63 species and 64 full-page habitus drawings, general informa
Identification manual for the water beetles of FloridaBy John H. Epler
FL Dept. Environ. Protection, Tallahassee, FL. 257 pp., 1996
Full title: Identification manual for the water beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Hydraenidae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae, Scirtidae)
Note: A revised version is under preparation, with full color figures, updated information, and new sections covering the aquatic/semi-aquatic Chrysomelidae and Curculionidae.
Phloeocharis subtilissima and Cephennium gallicum new to North America: a case study in the introduction of exotic Coleoptera...By Majka C., Klimaszewski J.
Zootaxa 781: 1–15, 2004
Full title: Phloeocharis subtilissima
Mannerheim (Staphylinidae: Phloeocharinae) and Cephennium gallicum
Ganglbauer (Scydmaenidae) new to North America: a case study in the introduction of exotic Coleoptera to the port of Halifax, with new records of other species
Catalogue of the Described Coleoptera of the United StatesBy Haldeman and LeConte
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., xvi + 174 pp., 1853
Lists original publication for each beetle species described prior to January 1852.
Haldeman, S.S. and J.L. LeConte. 1853. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of the United States, by Friedrich Ernst Melsheimer, M.D., revised. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., xvi + 174 pp.