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Australian Beetles

Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga (part)

November 2019
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    6th November 2019
  • ISBN 9780643097308
  • Language English
  • Pages 816 pp.
  • Size 8" x 10"
  • Images 101 color plates, 95 illus & 66 photos

The Australian Beetles three-volume series represents a comprehensive treatment of the beetles of Australia, a relatively under-studied fauna that includes many unusual and unique lineages found nowhere else on Earth.

Volume 2 contains 36 chapters, providing critical information and identification keys to the genera of the Australian beetle families included in suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga and several groups of Polyphaga (Scirtoidea, Hydrophiloidea, Scarabaeoidea, Buprestoidea and Tenebrionidae). Each chapter is richly illustrated in black and white drawings and photographs. The book also includes color habitus figures for about 1000 Australian beetle genera and subgenera belonging to the families treated in this volume.

This volume is a truly international collaborative effort, as the chapters have been written by 23 contributors from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland and USA.

Contributors to Volume 2
1. Archostemata
2. Ommatidae
3. Cupedidae
4. Myxophaga
5. Sphaeriusidae
6. Adephaga
7. Gyrinidae
8. Haliplidae
9. Noteridae
10. Hygrobiidae
11. Dytiscidae
12. Carabidae
13. Polyphaga
14. Superfamily Scirtoidea
15. Scirtidae
16. Superfamily Hydrophiloidea
17. Georissidae
18. Hydrochidae
19. Spercheidae
20. Hydrophilidae
21. Histeridae
22. Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
23. Geotrupidae
24. Passalidae
25. Trogidae
26. Lucanidae
27. Hybosoridae
28. Scarabaeidae
29. Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae
30. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae
31. Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae
32. Scarabaeidae: Ruteliinae
33. Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae
34. Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae
35. Buprestidae
36. Tenebrionidae
Errata for Volume 1
Colour plates

Adam Slipinski

Adam Slipinski completed his PhD and DSc in Poland. He is currently working as a senior principal research scientist and curator at the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO. He is the author of over 200 research publications and multiple book chapters, and author of six books on the phylogeny and classification of various beetles.

John F. Lawrence

John F. Lawrence is one of the world’s preeminent coleopterists. He worked at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology before emigrating to Australia, where he served as a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian National Insect Collection (CSIRO) until 1999. He has published more than 200 research articles and book chapters and was co-editor of a recent volume of Handbook of Zoology, in which he authored or co-authored more than 50 chapters. John is now retired but continues to conduct research on the phylogeny and classification of beetles.