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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology Online Masters Program Final Project. Lincoln, Nebraska.
This project involves illustrated beetles commonly found in Maryland and Virginia. Scientific illustrations were created using techniques including graphite pencils, scratchboard, pen and ink, and colored pencils. Educational applications for this project include highlights for science lessons. Descriptions, habitat, and diet information were included with each beetle illustration. Collection tips for each species were provided. Illustration technique used were included for each beetle. All illustrations are original hand drawn work.
List of Beetles (Beetle Families presented in alphabetical order)
Family Brentidae — Oak Timberworm – Arrenodes minutus
Family Carabidae — Fiery Searcher – Calosoma scrutator • Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle – Cicindela sexguttata
Family Cerambycidae — Long Horned Beetle – Graphisurus fasciatus
Family Chrysomelidae — Spotted Cucumber Beetle – Diabrotica undecipunctata • Pigweed Flea Beetle – Disonycha glabrata
Family Coccinellidae — Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle – Harmonia axyridis
Family Erotylidae — Pleasing Fungus Beetle – Megalodacne fasciata
Family Lampyridae — Big Dipper Firefly – Photinus pyralis
Family Passalidae — Bess Beetle - Odontotaenius disjunctus
Family Scarabaeidae — Green June Beetle – Cotinis nitida • Rose Chafer – Macrodactylus subspinosus • Japanese Beetle – Popilla japonica
Family Silphidae — Roundneck Sexton Beetle – Nicrophorus orbicollis
Family Tenebrionidae — False Mealworm/Darkling Beetle – Alobates pensylvanica