American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia

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A thorough update of Arnett's The Beetles of the United States, American Beetles, Volumes I and II cover the genera of beetles that occur in Alaska, Canada, and the contiguous United States. Built on the foundation of the original work and almost completely rewritten with contributions from more than 60 coleopterists, these volumes describe each family with separate paragraphs for head,
thorax, abdomen, genitalia, eggs, larvae, and pupae. This bestselling first volume covers the...

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Overview

A thorough update of Arnett's The Beetles of the United States, American Beetles, Volumes I and II cover the genera of beetles that occur in Alaska, Canada, and the contiguous United States. Built on the foundation of the original work and almost completely rewritten with contributions from more than 60 coleopterists, these volumes describe each family with separate paragraphs for head,
thorax, abdomen, genitalia, eggs, larvae, and pupae. This bestselling first volume covers the suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga, and Adephaga, plus the series Staphyliniformia of the suborder Polyphaga.

Arnett and
Thomas offer the most sweeping text available on the subject of North American beetles. Each section is presented in the same concise format, and the organization of the information is bt family. The editors have chosen the most respected of specialists to contribute the entries.

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Prepared as a replacement for the out-of-print classic , this guide for professional and amateur coleopterists, entomologists, and naturalists is being printed in two volumes. The first includes introductory material as well as family treatments for the Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, and Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. The remainder of the Polyphaga and the keys to families will appear in Volume 2. It is intended as a tool for the identification of adult beetles to family and genus with the aid of many b&w illustrations, keys, descriptions, and references to sources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849319259
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 859,160
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF BEETLE FAMILIES OF THE WORLD. KEY TO THE NEARCTIC FAMILIES OF COLEOPTERA. ARCHOSTEMATA.MYXOPHAGA. GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY. FAMILIES. Cupedidae. Micromalthide. Microsporidae. Hydrosporidae. Rhysoscaphidae. Carabidae. Gyrinidae. Haliplidae. Trachypachidae. Noteridae. Amphizoidae. Dytiscidae. Hydrophilidae. Sphaeritidae. Histeridae. Hydraenidae. Ptiliidae. Agyrtidae. Leiodidae. Scydmaenidae. Silphidae. Staphylinidae. INDEX.

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