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Genus Helluomorphoides - Flat-horned Ground Beetles

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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.

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

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