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Accession Number PB2012-108782
Title Death-Watch and Spider Beetles of Wisconsin Coleoptera: Ptinidae.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 164p
Personal Author D. K. Young R. A. Arango
Abstract Critical insights relating to the distribution, natural history, and abundance of Ptinidae sensu lato, in Wisconsin and North America have been overlooked in many faunistic surveys and taxonomic studies, in part due to the relative difficulty in working with the contractile nature of many species and complexity of certain taxonomic characters. Work by H.C. Fall, R.E. White, and T.K. Philips significantly aided in the understanding of this family, although numerous genera are still in need of major revision. This study is the first state-wide survey of Wisconsin Ptinidae. It provides a comprehensive list of all ptinid species documented from Wisconsin, with taxonomic keys for their identification. Profiles for each species were compiled, including a taxonomic overview, capsule description, species diagnosis, and overview of their natural history. Specimens were collected using a variety of methods during two field seasons; Lindgren funnel traps and flight intercept traps were particularly significant.
Keywords Abundance
Beetles
Coleoptera
Identification
Pest control
Pine trees
Ptinidae
Species diversity
Surveys
Taxonomy
Wisconsin

 
Source Agency Forest Products Laboratory
NTIS Subject Category 57H - Ecology
57P - Pest Control
57Z - Zoology
48D - Forestry
Corporate Author Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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