Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
By Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett
The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL, 1996
ISBN: 1877743119
Cite: 9733 with citation markup [cite:9733]
The best book available for the NE fauna. Some of the nomenclature is out of date - seems to be changing very quickly these days.

Twenty years in the making, this book ... offers totally revised keys to the families, genera, and species of beetles found from the Arctic to the Potomac, west to the Mississippi. Each (and every) family, genus, and species is described. The books contain about 4,000 illustrations enhancing the descriptions of 7,500 included species.

These books are designed for use by amateurs and specialists. The non-entomologist (ecologists, wildlife managers, extension agents, and teachers) will find it useful not only to quickly determine the taxonomic name of any beetle that lives in the area covered, but as a source of information about the behavior and ecology of these species.

Every species, genus, or higher taxon of beetle known to occur in northeastern America is conveniently numbered and indexed, making this the only complete single source for all of the names of families, genera. and species currently available for these insects in this area, in short, it is an annotated checklist of these beetles. Source

Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett, Jr. 1996. The Beetles of Northeastern North America. Vols I & II. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainseville. 1721 pp.