The Beetles of North America
Detailed descriptions of 111 families of North American beetles, especially those that are economically important, over 600 drawings and 65 superb color paintings portray representative species, Perterson identification system pinpoints key recognition features, pictorial key on endpapers helps you quickly find the family to which a beetle belongs.
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3-segmented abdomen abdominal segments Adults and larvae Adults feed America antennae antennae threadlike antennal club antlike aquatic bark beetles BEETLE Fig beneath blister beetles body Borer brown Calif carrion carrion beetles claws click beetles Collecting methods color comblike concealed coxae damage darkling dead bark decaying dermestid distinctive dorsal surface dung eggs elongate elytra elytron fairly common flower beetles fly to lights foliage Fruitworm beetles fungi fungus beetles genera genus ground beetles hahitats hairs Hairy fungus beetles head heetles hind Identification insects lady beetles largest genus larvae larvae feed leaf beetles legs logs mandibles nearly nests oval palps pests plants pronotum prothorax Range and numbers rarely rotting rove beetles shiny Similar families snout beetles sometimes species widely distributed specimens streams striate Subfamily sweep Tarsi throughout N.A. tihiae tles trap U.S. Hahits uncommon vegetation ventral Weevil WEEVILS Subfamily wood wood-boring