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New records of three non-native darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) established in California and Nevada, USA
By Steiner W.E., Swearingen J.M.
Col. Bull. 69: 22-26, 2015

Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
By Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr.
ZooKeys 728: 1-455, 2018
Available online here.

New assignments among the genera Haplandrus LeConte, Metaclisa Jacquelin Du Val and Tharsus LeConte with descriptions...
By Steiner W.E.
Ann. Zool. 66: 529-550, 2016
Full title: New assignments among the genera Haplandrus LeConte, Metaclisa Jacquelin Du Val and Tharsus LeConte with descriptions of larvae and pupae and a new genus for North America (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2016.66.4.005

The Tenebrionidae of California: a time sensitive snapshot assessment
By Aalbu R.L., Smith A.D.
ZooKeys 415: 9-22, 2014

The darkling beetles of Ohio (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Triplehorn, C.A.
Thesis, Ohio State University, 159 pp [unpublished], 1952

Revision of Diaperini of American north of Mexico with notes on extralimital species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
By Triplehorn, C.A.
Proceedings of the United States National Museum No. 3515, 117: 349-458, 1965
Found online here.

The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
By Dunford et al.
University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville, 2005
Link to on-line manuscript

Identification keys, species profiles and images, distributions in FL and eastern U.S. (east of the Mississippi), and literature.

James C. Dunford, Michael C. Thomas, and Paul M. Choate, Jr. 2005. The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville.

This manuscript is currently an initial draft. Errors undoubtedly occur and updates/changes will be made. Comments and identification of errors are welcome.

Ohio's tenebrionid fauna
By Triplehorn C.
The Ohio Coleopterist 2(2), 1993
A note summarizing OH records, packed with most helpful general info, and delightfully written by a famous entomologist.
as of 10.ix.2013, no longer available online; i can't believe i didn't save a copy...