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    Author(s): Lester P. Gibson
    Date: 1985
    Source: Ag Handb 529-143b. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, DC. 12 p.
    Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The Coleoptera, or beetles, are represented in the world by about 220,000 described species, of which about 24,000 occur in the United States and Canada. A comprehensive taxonomic catalog of beetles for this area has not been available except the series of world-based "Coleopterorum Catalogus" volumes (1909-present, Junk, Berlin). The Leng "Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico" (J. D. Sherman, Jr., Mt. Vernon, NY), which was published in 1920 with supplements to the end of 1947, is a checklist. However, it has served professional and amateur alike for nearly 60 years as the principal source of soientific names of beedes. Since 1947, many new taxa have been described and many changes in status and nomenclature have appeared in numerous scattered publications, but little effort has been made to summarize these changes.

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    Gibson, Lester P. 1985. A catalog of the Coleoptera of America north of Mexico, family: curculionidae subfamily: Curculioninae. Ag Handb 529-143b. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, DC. 12 p.

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