Chapter 11. Biodiversity of Coleoptera

  1. Robert G. Foottit4 and
  2. Peter H. Adler5
  1. Patrice Bouchard1,4,
  2. Vasily V. Grebennikov2,
  3. Andrew B. T. Smith3 and
  4. Hume Douglas2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch11

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Bouchard, P., Grebennikov, V. V., Smith, A. B. T. and Douglas, H. (2009) Biodiversity of Coleoptera, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 5

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 2

    Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  3. 3

    Research Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Station ‘D’, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4, Canada

  4. 4

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity of Coleoptera;
  • suborders archostemata and myxophaga;
  • robust understanding of Coleoptera classification and phylogenetics;
  • suborder Adephaga;
  • defensive secretions produced by Adephagans - quinones and hydrocarbons in prothoracic and abdominal glands;
  • beetles of cultural importance - using beetles as food and traditions around them;
  • series Elateriformia;
  • scarab beetles - focal taxon for evolution, biodiversity, and conservation research;
  • Bostrichiformia – each family containing few species;
  • societal benefits and risks - positive effects of beetles and biological control of weeds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview of Taxa

  • Societal Benefits and Risks

  • Conclusions

  • References