Species Platydema ruficorne
Flightless beetles in Appalachian “deserts”: studies on the distribution and localized habitats of some ... TenebrionidaeBy Steiner W.E.
Virginia Mus. Nat. Hist. Special Publication 7: 125-144, 1999
Abstract: Flightless species of darkling beetles Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae of the Appalachian region belong to the genera Ammodonus, Blapstinus, Eutochia, Helops, Meracantha, Opatrinus, Paratenetus, Phellopsis and Polypleurus. Collection records and field observations show that Appalachian "microdeserts" - the dry sandy deposits, shale barrens, and rock outcrops - are isolated habitats for a few odd species that appear to have disjunct populations and unexpected range extensions in the region. This study reviews the known distribution of these insects and their sister taxa, recognizes some distinct species assemblages, and hypothesizes the origins of present distribution patterns.
Revision of the Tenebrionidae of America, north of MexicoBy Horn, George H.
American Philosophical Society, 1870
Transaction of the American Philosophical Society, 14: 253-404
Available online at Biodiversity Heritage Library
Synoptic classification of the World Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) with a review of family group namesBy Bouchard, P., J. F. Lawrence, A. E. Davies, & A. F. Newton
Annales Zoologici 55(4): 499–530, 2005
Tenebrionoidea of South CarolinaBy Janet C. Ciegler
Clemson University, 2014
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This study of beetles in the superfamily Tenebrionoidea continues efforts to document the biodiversity of South Carolina. Twenty tenebrionoid families (excluding Ciidae and Scraptiidae) are covered: Aderidae, Anthicidae, Archeocrypticidae, Boridae, Ischaliidae, Melandryidae, Meloidae, Mordellidae, Mycetophagidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Pyrochroidae, Pythidae, Ripiphoridae, Salpingidae, Stenotrachelidae, Synchroidae, Tenebrionidae, Tetratomidae, and Zopheridae.
New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Mordellidae and RipiphoridaeBy Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I.
Zookeys 179: 243-256, 2012
New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Tenebrionidae and ZopheridaeBy Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I., Bouchard P., Bousquet Y.
Zookeys 179: 257-277, 2012