Undocumented beetle diversity in the Southeastern United States: a case study of the minute clubbed beetles (Coleoptera: Monotomidae)

Thomas C. Mcelrath, Joseph V. Mchugh

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Abstract

Studies of the saproxylic and predatory beetle family Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) in the southeastern USA increased the known diversity for the family in the state of Georgia by one genus and nine species. Online records of Monotomidae from Georgia increased from 0 to 885. This work highlights the lack of basic diversity information about small beetles that inhabit wood, leaf litter, and other decaying plant matter in this region.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-140
Number of pages14
JournalZootaxa
Volume4472
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2018

Keywords

  • INHS
  • Faunistics
  • Root-eating beetles
  • Southeastern coastal plain
  • Biodiversity
  • Hotspot
  • New state records

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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