Checklist of Coleoptera Known from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The Coleoptera Taxonomic Working Group (TWIG) at the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
Christopher Carlton, TWIG Coordinator

Endomychus biguttatus Say

Endomychus biguttatus Say (Endomychidae),
a handsome fungus beetle

Information contained on the list includes, family, subfamily (in part), genus and species, a comment line, source(s) of the record, and references to publications dealing with GSMNP beetles. In cases of species for which numerous sources of records are available, usually only the initial record is given.

If you have records that need to be included on updated versions of the list, please send us the complete species name, including author, the family it belongs in, and the source of the record and/or location of authoritatively identified specimens. Also, there are undoubtedly errors in some of the entries, and I would appreciate having those called to my attention. Questionable determinations will be noted in the comment line, but the records will not be removed until the mistake is confirmed and/or corrected. Feel free to save and sections of the Excel file and send me updated versions, but PLEASE, if you do so, flag the new records so I can review them prior to posting (e.g., "NEW RECORD" or "CORRECTION", etc.).

Families and subfamilies recognized in the checklist for the most part are those given by Lawrence and Newton (1995). Total number of species in a given family is indicated by the number at the first entry for that family.

Note that I have indicated "needs confirmation" for about 5% of the records. This is not to suggest that the records are in error, though in a few cases they may be. The specimens representing those identifications are not deposited in either the LSAM or the collection at GSMNP, and are not mentioned in any authoritative published sources as occurring in GSMNP. We have no way of judging the veracity of those records until specimens on which the original determinations are based can be seen or subsequent duplicate specimen records are confirmed.

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This list is being expanded periodically as we complete webpages. If you don't find what you are looking for, check back soon or e-mail us and we will work it up.

Coleoptera species count as of 11 February 2013 is 2522.

Acronyms used in checklist for identifiers and institutions (see also bibliography list):
ABS = Andrew B. Smith, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
AFN = Alfred F. Newton, Jr., Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
AJM = Adriean J. Mayor, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
AKT = Alexey Tishechkin, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, Baton Rouge
ARC = Andrew R. Cline, California Department of Food and Agriculture
AUS = Alexey U. Solodovnikov, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
AVE = Arthur V. Evans, Richmond, VA
BDV = Barry D. Valentine, Columbus, OH
CBB = Cheryl B. Barr, University of California, Berkeley
CEC = Chris E. Carlton, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
CLS = Charles L. Staines, U. S. National Museum, Washington, DC
CMN = Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON
DSC = Donald S. Chandler, University of New Hampshire, Durham
DVC = Dmitry V. Chouljenko, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
FWS = Floyd W. Shockley, University of Georgia, Athens
EGR = Edward G. Riley, Texas A&M University, College Station
IMS = Igor M. Sokolov, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
JCC = Janet C. Ciegler, West Columbia, South Carolina
JH = Jason Hansen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
JK = Jan Klimaszewski, Canadian Forest Service, Sainte-Foy, PQ
JPG = Jeffrey P. Gruber, University of Wisconsin, Madison
JSA = James S. Ashe, University of Kansas, Lawrence (deceased 12/2005)
JMK = John M. Kingsolver, Gainesville, FL
JSP = Jong-Seok Park, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
GSMNP = Great Smoky Mountain National Park
LHH = Lee Herman, American Museum of Natural History
LSAM = Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
MCT = Michael C. Thomas, Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville
MJP = Matt Paulsen, University of Nebraska Museum, Lincoln
MLF = Michael Ferro, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
MLG = Matthew Gimmel, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
MSC = Michael S. Caterino, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara
PS = Paul Super, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
PES = Paul E. Skelley, Florida Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville
PKL = Paul K. Lago, University of Mississippi
PWK = Peter Kovarik, The Ohio State University, Columbus
QDW = Quentin D. Wheeler, The Natural History Museum, London
RAB = Richard A. B. Leschen, Landcare Research, Auckland, New Zealand
RAD = Roger and Alene Dajoz, France
RBA = Bob Androw, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, PA
RJR = Robert J. Rabaglia, USDA, Arlinton, VA
RLD = Robert L. Davidson, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, PA
RSA = Robert S. Anderson, Canadian Museum of Nature
SSK = Sergey Kazantsev, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
STO = Sean O'Keefe, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
SWL = Steven W. Lingafelter, USDA/Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
TCM = Ted C. MacRae, Monsanto Corp., St. Louis, MO
TLE = Terry L. Erwin, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
VIG = Vladimir I. Gusarov, University of Oslo, Norway
VMB = Victoria Moseley Bayless, Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
UTK = Collection at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Other Coleoptera lists: The list presented here does not include species from regional lists that might be expected to occur in the park. These include species documented from the states (i.e., North Carolina and Tennessee) where GSMNP is located or from adjacent areas of the southern Appalachians but are not necessarily based on specimens collected within the park.

Carabidae, compiled by Terry Erwin.

Chrysomelidae, Identification Guide to the Leaf Beetles of Great Smoky Mountain National Park by Edward G. Riley

Scarabaeidae, compiled by Philip Harpootlian