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Gary Griswold, Contributor
Full name:
Gary Griswold
E-mail address:
City, state, country:
Enumclaw, WA, USA

Collected and studied insects since 1964. Throughout the years I have more or less settled into Coleoptera. Since retiring from my non-entomological working carrer I now am enjoying more time with my love of insects, especially beetles.

Some of my favorite images:

Contributed first time species into Bug Guide site:

Gorytes willcoxi------Cryptophagus lapponicus--P. cryptophagoides------Epiptera brittoni-----Phyllotreta denticornis---Nemozoma punctulatum-----Bacanius hatchi

Agonum extimum --------Silis lutea ---------Mesagroicus elongellus---Sphalma quadricollis---undescribed species---Stenamma snellingi-----Dendroides picipes

Cryptophagus cellaris----Mordellistena liljebladi------Anthaxia expansa------Dicerca sexualis------Laccophilus vacaensis

Some of my contributions to beetles by famly:


Aderidae ------------- Agyrtidae
Anthicidae ----------- Anthribidae
Artematopodidae ---- Attelabidae
Biphyllidae ----------- Bostrichidae
Bothrideridae -------- Brachyceridae
Brentidae ------------ Buprestidae
Byrrhidae ------------ Byturidae
Callirhipidae --------- Cantharidae
Carabidae ------------ Carabidae (Cicindelinae)
Cerambycidae ------- Cerophytidae
Cerylonidae---------- Ciidae
Chrysomelidae ------ Cimberidae
Clambidae ----------- Cleridae
Coccinellidae -------- Corylophidae
Cryptophagidae ----- Cucujidae
Cupedidae ---------- Curculionidae
Dermestidae -------- Derodontidae
Dytiscidae----------- Elateridae
Elmidae ------------- Endecatomidae
Endomychidae ------ Erotylidae
Eucinetidae --------- Eucnemidae
Geotrupidae -------- Gyrinidae
Haliplidae ----------- Heteroceridae
Histeridae ----------- Hybosoridae
Hydraenidae -------- Hydrophilidae
Kateretidae --------- Laemophloeidae
Lampyridae --------- Latridiidae
Leiodidae ------------ Limnichidae
Lophocateridae ------ Lucanidae
Lycidae--------------- Lymexylidae
Melandryidae-------- Meloidae
Melyridae------------ Monotomidae
Mordellidae --------- Murmidiidae
Mycetophagidae----- Mycteridae
Nitidulidae ----------- Noteridae
Ochodaeidae -------- Oedemeridae
Orsodacnidae ------- Passandridae
Phengodidae -------- Peltidae
Phalacridae --------- Ptiliidae
Ptinidae ------------- Pyrochroidae
Pythidae ------------ Rhadalidae
Salpingidae --------- Scarabaeidae
Scirtidae ------------ Scraptiidae
Silphidae ------------ Silvanidae
Sphaeritidae -------- Sphindidae
Staphylinidae ------- Stenotrachelidae
Synchroidae--------- Tenebrionidae
Teredidae------------ Tetratomidae
Throscidae ---------- Trogidae
Trogossitidae ------- Zopheridae

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