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Coleoptera, An Online Resource for Beetle Information and Identification
Entry ID: 01-Beetle-Info-99
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Summary
Abstract: (Summary adapted from the Scout Report Vol. 3, No. 7, December 8, 1999
and the Coeoptera WWW site)

Roughly "one in four animals" on earth is a beetle. However, many
species still remain undescribed. This resource, from the US
Department of Agriculture's Systematic Entomology Library (SEL),
houses half a dozen Internet-based resources on Coleoptera. Resources
are solid but vary in depth. The collection of sites covers wide
ground: Leaf chafer scarabs, a complete online Handbook of Palearctic
Flea Beetles, Elaphidiini Beetles ("a large tribe of primarily
nocturnal longhorned woodboring beetles"), Coleoptera (museum)
collections, and two sites on Coleoptera researchers.

Various links from the home page lead the user to specific information
about the group represented. The Leaf Chafer icon links the user to a
site hosted by the National Museum of Natural History. This site
contains detailed information about the habits and appearance of leaf
chafers as well as search capabilities for the online Smithsonian
collection. The Handbook of Palearctic Flea Beetles link provides
valuable information on flea beetle identification, morphology,
distribution, and host plants. Similarly, the Elaphidiini Beetle Site
introduces the user to the generic diversity in the Elaphidiini, a
large tribe of primarily nocturnal longhorned woodboring beetles.
Other links include the National Coleoptera Collection which contains
a history of the collection, collection profiles, curators of familes
and databases/inventories of the museum holdings. The Beetle Bookshelp
is a link to current staff publications listed by year and the
Combined Coleoptera Staff link provides the user with the
Entomologists associated with the Coleoptera web sites.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Other information on entomologyis available at the Department of
Systematic Biology, Entomology.
Service Citation
Originators: ARS/USDA
Title: The Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA Coleoptera World Wide Web Site
Provider: United States Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/coleoptera/col-home.htm
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
Service Provider
Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Service Provider Personnel
Name: MICHAEL E. SCHAUFF
Phone: 301-504-5183
Email: mschauff at sel.barc.usda.gov
Contact Address:
Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA, ARS
Building 005, Room 137, BARC-West
10300 Baltimore Avenue
United States
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705-2350
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: electronic
Distribution_Format: html
Fees: Free
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 1999-12-21
SERF Last Revision Date: 2006-08-07
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