Scarabaeoidea – Scirtoidea – Dascilloidea – Buprestoidea - Byrrhoidea

Revised and Updated Edition

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Editors: Ivan Löbl and Daniel Löbl
Taxonomy provides the basic building blocks of our understanding of the diversity of life on this planet. It stems from innate human curiosity; confronted with an unknown species or object we ask "what is it?" Taxonomists recognize species and other systematic unities (the taxa), define them and place them within the framework of known organisms, providing the means for their subsequent identification. The Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera (edited by I. & D. Löbl) gives a taxonomic overview of the most diverse group of all living things in the world-largest biogeographical area. It fixes nomenclature needed for unambiguous transfer of information, gives information about the occurrence of species and subspecies, and contains references that provide key information of over 22,500 systematic units, including many important pests species. The work is a scaffold for biotic surveys, ecological studies, and nature conservation. It responds also to the urgent need of assessment of the still left forms of life, actually threatened by the on-going destruction of habitats.

Contributors are: Dirk Ahrens, Alberto Ballerio, Luca Bartolozzi, Aleš Bezděk, Tristao Valente Branco, Giovanni Dellacasa, Marco Dellacasa, Jiří Hájek, Charles Hernando, Manfred Jäch, Olaf Jaeger, Eduard Jendek, Mark Jurievitsh Kalashian, Bernhard Klausnitzer, Jan Kodada, Masahiro Kon, David Král, Frank-Thorsten Krell, Vítĕzslav Kubáň, Chi-Feng Lee, Ivan Löbl, Alessandro Mascagni, Milan Nikodým, Georgej V. Nikolajev, Riccardo Pittino, Andreas Pütz, Miloslav Rakovič, Ignacio Ribera, Eva Sprecher-Uebersax, Mark Gabrielovitsh Volkovitsh, Stefano Ziani and Carsten Zorn.

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Biographical Note

I. Löbl, Ph.D. (1937), Curator emeritus, Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland. He has published monographs and over 300 entomological papers, and was co-editor of the previous volumes of the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera (see Brill, 2013 and 2015).

D. Löbl, M.Sc. (1969), operates a consulting company in Geneva, Switzerland. He is interested in databases and has collaborated on the volumes 3 to 8 of the first edition of the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, and was co-editor of the volume 2 of its new edition.

Table of contents

Preface ix
Taxonomic Information xi
Distributional Information xiii
Bibliographic Information xix
Acknowledgements xxi
Editors and Authors xxii

New Nomenclatural and Taxonomic Acts, and Comments 1

Catalogue 33
... Scarabaeoidea 33
...Geotrupidae 33
...Passalidae 52
...Trogidae 53
...Glaresidae 58
...Lucanidae 58
...Ochodaeidae 84
...Hybosoridae 85
...Glaphyridae 87
...Scarabaeidae 97
......Aegialiinae 97
......Eremazinae 98
......Aphodiinae 98
......Aulonocneminae 166
......Chironinae 166
......Scarabaeinae 166
......Dynamopodinae 208
......Orphninae 209
......Melolonthinae 210
......Rutelinae 317
......Dynastinae 358
......Cetoniinae 367
... Scirtoidea 412
...Scirtidae 412
...Decliniidae 425
...Eucinetidae 425
...Clambidae 426
... Dascilloidea 428
...Dascillidae 428
...Rhipiceridae 431
... Buprestoidea 432
...Buprestidae 432
......Julodinae 432
......Polycestinae 438
......Galbellinae 456
......Chrysochroinae 456
......Buprestinae 494
......Agrilinae 524
... Byrrhoidea 574
...Byrrhidae 574
...Elmidae 591
...Dryopidae 603
...Limnichidae 607
...Heteroceridae 610
...Psephenidae 616
...Ptilodactylidae 621
...Chelonariidae 623
...Eulichalidae 623
...Callirhipidae 624

References 627
Index to family-group names 962
Index to genus-group names 965

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All interests in diversity of beetles, systematic and applied entomologists, biogeographists, ecologists, museums of natural history, universities, academic libraries.

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