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Species Toramus pulchellus


Coleoptera Poloniae
[cite:499767]
this reliable major source provides important information on European beetles, often unavailable elsewhere on the web

Atlas of beetles of Russia
[cite:490071]
high-res images of hundreds of Palaearctic species

Köhler F., ed. (2000-2011) The beetle gallery
[cite:490065]
a rich and fast growing collection of photographs of European beetles

Cline A.R., Ivie M.A., Bellamy C.L., Scher J. (2009-2011) Wood boring beetle families
[cite:461598]
Well-illustrated fact sheets on 9 beetle families, emphasizing pest status; interactive keys to genera under development.

Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska
[cite:377219]

NB: Use updated version(1)

Benisch C. (2007-) kerbtier.de – Beetle fauna of Germany
[cite:376294]
This impeccably designed, user-friendliest online photo guide is run by a formidable beetle enthusiast who only includes photos of specimens captured by himself. This extremely helpful source shows species thumbnails (backed by excellent high-res pix) of each family as a single plate, which offers the user a perfect idea of what the members of the group look like. Highly recommended to anyone remotely interested in beetles. Browse it often, folks!

Borowiec L. (2007-) Iconographia Coleopterorum Poloniae
[cite:376293]
Beetles of Poland • Created and maintained by an eminent coleopterist, this site provides one of the world's best photo guides to beetles, with photos of most spp. and all genera of the Polish fauna -- very helpful if you want to get a good idea of what the members of this or that group look like.
List of families

Majka C.G. Atlantic Canada Coleoptera
[cite:375114]
The site is dedicated to "particularly fascinating species of beetles found in Atlantic Canada... the focus is primarily on the Maritime Provinces" and includes a list of publications by Christopher Majka and colleagues, mostly available for download in PDF format.