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Buprestid ID: Tool for Diagnosing Genera of Buprestidae
  • The buprestid or metallic wood boring beetles are a charismatic and economically important group of insects with an estimated 500 genera and 15,000 described species worldwide. Buprestid ID is intended to aid in the identification of buprestid beetles to subfamily, tribe. or genus.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Lord, N.P., G.J. Martin, E.H. Nearns, S.M. Bybee, and C.L. Bellamy‚Ć

  • Projected release date: 2017
 



Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Families, Subfamilies, and Tribes
  • Cerambycoid beetles include the large family Cerambycidae and three smaller families: Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, and Vesperidae. Together, these families are a charismatic and economically important group of beetles with an estimated 4,000 genera and 35,000 described species worldwide. Longicorn ID provides identification support to the four families, 14 subfamilies, and 250 tribes. The most recent update adds a Lucid key to the tribes of Cerambycinae and Lepturinae, as well as fact sheets for the 114 tribes and dorsal habitus photographs of 420 exemplar specimens. Of these new images, 75 are of holotype specimens, making this tool particularly valuable for accurate identification.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Nearns, E.H., Lord, N.P., Lingafelter, S.W., Santos-Silva, A., Miller, K.B., and J.M. Zaspel

  • Release date: 2015
 



Cerambycoid Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution
  • The Smithsonian Institution currently has over 2,100 primary types for Cerambycoidea (families Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, and Vesperidae). Authors of these types include Aurivillius, Breuning, Casey, Chemsak, Dillon & Dillon, Fisher, Galileo, Gressitt, Kriesche, Lane, Linell, Lingafelter, Linsley, Martins, Melzer, Micheli, Monn√©, Nearns, Schaeffer, Schwarzer, Tippmann, and many others. The types represent fauna from over 30 countries from Afghanistan to Zaire, literally from A to Z, although emphasis is on the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We have set up the search page to allow users to find images of types by tribe, by country, by author, by original name, or by current name if different.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Lingafelter, S.W., M.A. Monné, and E.H. Nearns

  • Release date: 2014
 



Xyleborini Ambrosia Beetles: An Identification Tool to the World Genera
  • Xyleborini is the most important and species-rich tribe of fungus-farming ambrosia beetles. They are one of the most frequently intercepted organisms at ports of entry, and produced more invasive pests than all other ambrosia beetle groups combined. Yet no comprehensive classification has been designated, and no usable tools for identification exist. To address the void of identification tools for Xyleborini, and to assure the utility of the recently published reclassification of the group for forestry, quarantine facilities, and researchers, the author of the new classification and the USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST have joined forces in turning the classification into an online, richly illustrated, user friendly identification and information resource.

  • Taxonomic scope: Curculionidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Hulcr, J. and S.M. Smith

  • Release date: 2010
 



Beetles of the World
  • Beetles (order Coleoptera) are the most diverse and species-rich group of animals in the world. This fully-illustrated key allows users to identify adult beetles to the level of family, subfamily, and often to genus.

  • Taxonomic scope: Anobiidae, Bostrichidae, Brentidae, Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Lymexilidae, Oedemeridae, Zopheridae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Lawrence, J.F., A.M. Hastings, A. Seago, and A. Slipinski

  • Release date: 2010
 



Wood Boring Beetle Families of the World
  • Wood Boring Beetle Families delimits family-level taxa (both adults and larvae) of Coleoptera known to be wood borer.

  • Taxonomic scope: Anobiidae, Bostrichidae, Brentidae, Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Lymexilidae, Oedemeridae, Zopheridae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Cline, A.R., M.A. Ivie, C.L. Bellamy, and J. Scher

  • Release date: 2009
 



Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World
  • Information and images of economically important beetles that feed on cambium layer or wood of living or recently killed trees and shrubs, featuring 8320 images of 677 species from 38 countries.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Anonymous

  • Release date: 2008
 



A Photographic catalog of the Cerambycidae of the World
  • The purpose of this photographic catalog of the Cerambycidae of the New World is to provide images that will assist in the identification of longhorn beetles. Many species of longhorn beetles are invasive and authoritative identifications are necessary to initiate regulatory actions. It is hoped that the images in this catalog will in part provide information to identifiers to make their jobs easier. Familiarity with the New World fauna is critical to understanding the distribution of invasive species. Cerambycid workers are fortunate that in many instances a dorsal image of these beetles is distinctive.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Bezark, L.G.

  • Release date: 2005
 



 
 
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