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Australian Beetles, Volume 2 Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga (Part)

Flora / Fauna Identification Key
Series: Australian Beetles Volume: 2
By: Stanisław Adam Ślipiński(Editor), John F Lawrence(Editor)
784 pages, colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: CSIRO
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  • Australian Beetles, Volume 2 ISBN: 9780643097308 Hardback Nov 2019 In stock
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About this book

This 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. Australian Beetles, Volume 2 also includes colour 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 Kolbe, 1908
2. Ommatidae Sharp and Muir, 1912
3. Cupedidae Laporte, 1836
4. Myxophaga Crowson, 1955
5. Sphaeriusidae Erichson, 1845
6. Adephaga Schellenberg, 1806
7. Gyrinidae Latreille, 1810
8. Haliplidae Aube, 1836
9. Noteridae Thomson, 1860
10. Hygrobiidae Régimbart, 1879
11. Dytiscidae Leach, 1815
12. Carabidae Latreille, 1802
13. Polyphaga Emery, 1886
14. Superfamily Scirtoidea Fleming, 1821
15. Scirtidae Fleming, 1821
16. Superfamily Hydrophiloidea Leach, 1815
17. Georissidae Castelnau, 1840
18. Hydrochidae Thomson, 1859
19. Spercheidae Erichson, 1837
20. Hydrophilidae Leach, 1815
21. Histeridae Gyllenhal, 1808
22. Superfamily Scarabaeoidea Latreille, 1802
23. Geotrupidae Latreille, 1802
24. Passalidae Leach, 1815
25. Trogidae Macleay, 1819
26. Lucanidae Latreille, 1804
27. Hybosoridae Erichson, 1847
28. Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802
29. Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae Leach, 1815
30. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae Latreille, 1802
31. Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae Leach, 1819
32. Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae Macleay, 1919
33. Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae Macleay, 1919
34. Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae Leach, 1815
35. Buprestidae Leach, 1815
36. Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802

Colour Plates
Errata for Volume 1
Index of Generic and Family Group Names

Customer Reviews


Stanisław Adam Ślipiński completed his PhD and DSc in Poland where he worked for 20 years at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; he also held a joint appointment as Professor of Biology at the University of Zielona Gora. He is currently working as a Senior Principal Research Scientist and curator at the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO. He is the author of nearly 200 research publications, the editor of a two-volume book on the phylogeny and classification of beetles, and an author of books on Australian ladybird and longhorn beetles. Adam’s research concentrates on the phylogeny and higher classification of beetles.

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.

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- Paul M. Hutchinson
- Mengjie Jin
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- Eric G. Matthews
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- Chris A.M. Reid
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Flora / Fauna Identification Key
Series: Australian Beetles Volume: 2
By: Stanisław Adam Ślipiński(Editor), John F Lawrence(Editor)
784 pages, colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: CSIRO
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