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Photo of a carabid beetle, Cicindis horni Bruch
Cicindis horni Bruch,
The Fairy Shrimp Hunting Beetle

Terry Erwin, Curator of Coleoptera

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  • Education:
    AA: Vallejo Junior college
    BS & MS: San Jose State
    PhD: University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Post docs:
    MCZ, Harvard
    University at Lund, Sweden
Terry Erwin

Research Interests:

Terry Lee Erwin was born on December 1, 1940, in California’s wine country at St. Helena. His father was a "tin-knocker" and race car driver in the California circuit and his mother a government clerk. Terry spent his youth trout fishing in the High Sierra with his maternal grandfather. As a teenager, with prodding from his father, he began building hot cars and was a founding member and later President of the California Conquistadores, a hot rod club in the Bay Area. He put himself through college by working the Atomic Submarines at Mare Island Naval Base where he was a helper in the "Asbestos" department. At this time, he made a decision that following in his father’s foot steps was not a good idea and became a serious student under the guidance of the Coleopterist, J. Gordon Edwards, at San Jose State College. With Gordon’s enthusiasm and guidance, Terry solved the intractable taxonomy of the North American Bombardier Beetles and went on to write his dissertation on the world fauna under the mentorship of George E. Ball at the University of Alberta, Canada., finishing in 1969.

Having decided that he wanted to work under the three greatest (living) carabidologists, the first being Prof. Ball, Terry obtained postdoctoral fellowships at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard with Philip J. Darlington Jr. and at Lund University, Sweden with Carl H. Lindroth. However, a position opened at the (then) United States National Museum in the Department of Entomology upon the retirement of Oscar Cartwright. With the support of Washington Biologists Field Club (WBFC) members Paul Spangler (Coleopterist) and Karl Krombien (Chairman of Entomology), Terry was able to accept the position AND within two months took a year-long sabbatical to Sweden. He returned in 1971, to take up the reins as the second Coleopterist with the Department. While in Sweden, the chairmanship of the Department changed to WBFC member Paul D. Hurd, who saw on his desk a proposal left by Terry with Dr. Krombien to obtain funding for studies of the California carabid beetles. Hurd, having learned of monies for studies in Central America, crossed out the "California" and wrote in "Panama". To Terry’s great surprise, he arrived home from Sweden to find out he was on the next plane to the Canal Zone. That was the beginning of a lifetime career on studies of biodiversity in neotropical forests.

With the publication of a small paper (1 1/2 pages) in 1981 on the beetle fauna of a Panamanian tree species, Terry created a cottage industry in canopy studies and in trying to estimate the number of species on the planet. He had hypothesized in that paper that there were perhaps were as many as 30,000,000 species rather than the number described at the time of 1 million – an order of magnitude difference. A lot of people got excited, especially those in the Conservation business because if true, we were losing a lot more species than previously thought.

Terry continues his studies of biodiversity in the western Amazon Basin, at present in Ecuador, and does taxonomic studies of Carabid beetles.

Publications:

Maveety, S.A., Browne, R.A. and Erwin, T.L. 2014. Carabid beetle diversity and community composition as related to altitude and seasonality in Andean forests. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 48: 165-174. doi:10.1080/01650521.2013.873266

Erwin, Terry L. 2013. Beetles that live with ants (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pseudomorphini): A remarkable new genus and species from Guyane (French Guiana), Guyanemorpha spectabilis gen. n., sp. n. Zookeys, 358: 11-23. doi:10.3897/zookeys.358.6298

Erwin, Terry L. and Amundson, Lauren,M. 2013. Beetles that live with ants (Carabidae, Pseudomorphini, Pseudomorpha Kirby, 1825): A revision of the santarita species group.Zookeys, 362: 29-54. doi:10.3897/zookeys.362.6300

Erwin, T. L. 2013. FLIES – The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera. ZooKeys, 261: 85-86. (Book review). doi:10.3897/zookeys.261.4628

Erwin, Terry L. 2013. Forest Canopies, Animal Diversity. In: Levin, S. A., Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Waltham, MA: Academic Press, pp.511-515.

García-Robledo, C., Erickson, D. L., Staines, C. L., Erwin, T. L. and Kress, W. J. 2013. Tropical Plant–Herbivore Networks: Reconstructing Species Interactions Using DNA Barcodes. PLoS ONE, 8(1): 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052967

García-Robledo, Carlos, Kuprewicz, Erin K., Staines, Charles L., Kress, W. J. and Erwin, Terry L. 2013. Using a comprehensive DNA barcode library to detect novel egg and larval host plant associations in a Cephaloleia rolled-leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110(1): 189-198. doi:10.1111/bij.12115

Janovska, M., Anichtchenko, A. and Erwin, Terry L. 2013. Significant new taxonomic tool for Carabidae: endophallus inflation methods revised. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin, 9(1): 39-42.

Rodriguez, J.J., Fernández-Triana, J.L., Smith, M. A., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Erwin, T.L. and Whitfield, J.B. 2013. Extrapolations from field studies and known faunas converge on dramatically increased estimates of global microgastrine parasitoid wasp species richness (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(4): 530-536. doi:10.1111/icad.12003

Stoev, Pavel, Penev, Lyubomir, Akkari, Nesrine, Koon-Bong Cheung, David, Enghoff, Henrik, Brunke, Adam, Souza, Carina Mara, Pape, Thomas, Mietchen, Daniel and Erwin, Terry L. 2013. Revolving images and multi-image keys open new horizons in descriptive taxonomy: ZooKeys working examples. Zookeys, 328: 1-3. doi:10.3897/zookeys.328.6171

Veijalainen, Anu, SääKsjäRvi, Ilari E., Erwin, Terry L., GóMez, Isrrael C. and Longino, John T. 2013. Subfamily composition of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) from western Amazonia: Insights into diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(1): 28-37. doi:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00185.x

Erwin, T. L. and Ball, George. 2012. Hybopteroides, a new genus in the Cryptobatida group of subtribe Agrina, with three new species and notes on their way of life (Insecta: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 88(2): 188-201.

Erwin, T. L., Micheli, C. and Hevel, G. 2012. The beetle family Carabidae of Guyane (French Guyana): the tribes, genera, and number of species known, with notes on their ways of life. (Insecta: Coleoptera: Adephaga) Paris: Le Coléoptériste, Vol. 5, ACOREP. 92 pages.

Erwin, T.L. and White, W.H. 2012. The Nearctic-Caribbean species Leptotrachelus dorsalis (Fabricius, 1801): Larval descriptions with a diagnosis of immature Ctenodactylini and natural history notes on the genus and tribe (Coleoptera: Carabidae). ZooKeys, 194: 17-32. doi:10.3897/zookeys.194.3308

Feldpausch, T.R., Lloyd, J., Lewis, S.L., Brienen, R.J.W., Gloor, E., Monteagudo Mendoza, A., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Banin, L., Abu Salim, K., Affum-Baffoe, K., Alexiades, M., Almeida, S., Amaral, I., Andrade, A., Aragão, L.E.O.C., Araujo Murakami, A., Arets, E.J.M M., Arroyo, L., Aymard, C.G.A., Baker, T.R., Bánki, O.S., Berry, N.J., Cardozo, N., Chave, J., Comiskey, J.A., et al. 2012. Tree height integrated into pan-tropical forest biomass estimates. Biogeosciences Discuss., 9(3): 2567-2622. doi:10.5194/bgd-9-2567-2012

Mawdsley, J.R., Erwin, T.L., Sithole H. and Mawdsley, A.S. 2012. A synopsis of the genus Cypholoba Chaudoir (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Anthiini) known to occur in the Republic of South Africa. ZooKeys, 181: 23-43. doi:10.3897/zookeys.181.2984

Penev, L., Cerretti, P., Tschorsnig, H.-P., Lopresti, M., Di Giovanni, F., Georgiev, T., Stoev, P. and Erwin, T.L. 2012. Publishing online identification keys in the form of scholarly papers. ZooKeys, 205: 1-3. doi:10.3897/zookeys.205.3581

Quesada, C.A., Phillips, O.L., Schwarz, M., Czimczik, C.I., Baker, T.R., Patiño, S., Fyllas, N.M., Hodnett, M.G., Herrera, R., Almeida, S., Alvarez Dávila, E., Arneth, A., Arroyo, L., Chao, K.J., Dezzeo, N., Erwin, T.L., di Fiore, A., Higuchi, N., Honorio Coronado, E., Jimenez, E.M., Killeen, T., Lezama, A.T., Lloyd, G., López-González, G., Luizão, F.J., et al. 2012. Basin-wide variations in Amazon forest structure and function are mediated by both soils and climate. Biogeosciences, 9(6): 2203-2246.

Veijalainen, A., SääKsjäRvi, I.E., Erwin, T.L., GóMez, I.C. and Longino, J.T. 2012. Subfamily composition of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) from western Amazonia: Insights into diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps. Insect Conservation and Diversity, doi:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00185.x

White, W.H., Erwin, T.L. and Viator, B.J. 2012. Leptotrachelus dorsalis (Coleoptera: Carabidae): a Candidate Biological Control Agent of the Sugarcane Borer in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist, 95(2): 261-267.

Erwin, Terry L. (ed.) 2011. Proceedings of a symposium honoring the careers of Ross and Joyce Bell and their contributions to scientific work. Burlington, Vermont, 12–15 June 2010 Sofia: Pensoft. 689 pages.

Cardoso, P., Erwin, T.L., Borges, P.A.V. and New, T.R. 2011. The seven impediments in invertebrate conservation and how to overcome them. Biological Conservation, 144(11): 2647-2655.

Erwin, Terry L. 2011. Halocoryza Alluaud 1919, sea-side beetles of the Indian, Atlantic (sensu lato), and Pacific Oceans: a generic synopsis and description of a remarkable new species from Baja California Sur, Mexico (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Scaritini, Clivinina). ZooKeys, 127: 1-13. doi:10.3897/zookeys.127.1748

Erwin, Terry L. 2011. Rainforest understory beetles of the Neotropics, Mizotrechus Bates 1872, a generic synopsis with descriptions of new species from Central America and northern South America (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Perigonini). ZooKeys, 145: 79-128.

Erwin, Terry L. and Ball, George. 2011. Badister Clairville, 1806: A new species and new continental record for the nominate subgenus in Amazonian Perú (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Licinini). ZooKeys, 147(Special issue): 399-417.

Erwin, T.L., Stoev, P., Georgiev, T. and Penev, L. 2011. ZooKeys 150: Three and a half years of innovative publishing and growth. Sofia: Pensoft.

Maveety, S., Browne, R. and Erwin, T.L. 2011. Carabidae diversity along an altitudinal gradient in a Peruvian cloud forest (Coleoptera). ZooKeys, 147(Special Issue): 651-666.

Mawdsley, J.R., Erwin, T.L., Sithole, H., Mawdsley, J.L. and Mawdsley, A.S. 2011. The genus Anthia Weber in the Republic of South Africa, Identification, distribution, biogeography, and behavior (Coleoptera, Carabidae). ZooKeys, 143: 47-81. doi:10.3897/zookeys.143.2075

Pearson, D.L., Hamilton, A.L. and Erwin, T.L. 2011. Recovery Plan for the Endangered Taxonomy Profession. Bioscience, 61(1): 58-63.

Penev, L., Hagedorn, G., Mietchen, D.l, Georgiev, T., Stoev, P., Sautter, G., Agosti, D., Plank, A., Balke, M.l, Hendrich, L. and Erwin, T.L. 2011. Interlinking journal and wiki publications through joint citation: Working examples from ZooKeys and Plazi on Species-ID. Zookeys, 90: 1-12. doi:10.3897/zookeys.90.1369

Penev, L., Stoev, P., Kress, W. J., Knapp, S. and Erwin, T.L. 2011. Cybertaxonomy, semantic markup and semantic enhancements: The PhytoKeys and ZooKeys experience. South African Journal of Botany, 77(2): 560

Adis, J., Erwin, T.L., Battirola, L. D. and Ketelhut, S. M. 2010. The importance of floodplain forests for animal biodiversity: Beetles in canopies of floodplain and upland forests. In: Junk, W. J., Fernandez Piedade, M. T., Wittmann, F., Schongart, J. and Parolin, P., Amazonian Floodplain Forests. Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer, pp.313-328.

Erwin, Terry L. 2010. Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: pusilla group and piranha group systematics and notes on their ways of life (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina). ZooKeys, 66: 1-28.

Erwin, T.L., Toledano, L. and Maddison, D. R. 2010. New enigmatic species of ground beetles from stream margins and scree in the Andes of South America (Carabidae: Trechitae: Andinodontis gen. n.). In: Klaudnitzer, B. and Schmidt, J. & Erwin,Terry L., Contributions to Biology and Systematics of Beetles. Entomologische Blätter. Entomologische Blätter, pp.73-88.

Liebherr, J. K., Casale, A., Erwin, T.L. and Ball, G.E. 2010. On the Provenance of Boheman's "Eugenies Resa" Carabidae (Coleoptera) Allegedly Described from Hawaii. Coleopterists Bulletin, 64(3): 221-229.

Penev, L., Agosti, D., Georgiev, T., Catapano, T., Miller, J., Blagoderov, V., Roberts, D., Smith, V.S., Brake, I., Ryrcroft, S., Scott, B., Johnson, N.F., Morris, R.A., Sautter, G., Chavan, V., Robertson, T., Remsen, D., Stoev, P., Parr, C., Knapp, S., Kress, W. J., Thompson, F. C. and Erwin, T. L. 2010. Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50: 1-16.

Penev, L., Roberts, D., Smith, V. S., Agosti, D. and Erwin, T. L. 2010. Taxonomy shifts up a gear: new publishing tools to accelerate biodiversity research. ZooKeys, 50: i-iv.

White, W., Erwin, T.L. and Viator, B. J. 2010. Leptotrachelus dorsalis: the prodigal son returns. Sugar Journal, 73(6): 22

Baker, T.R., Phillips, O.L., Laurance, W.F., Pitman, N.C.A., Almeida, S., Arroyo, L., Di Fiore, A., Erwin, T. L., Higuchi, N., Killeen, T. J., Laurance, S. G., Nascimento, H. E. M., Monteagudo, A., Neill, D. A., Silva, J. N. M., Malhi, Y., Gonzalez, G. L., Peacock, J., Quesada, C. A., Lewis, S. L. and Lloyd, J. 2009. Do species traits determine patterns of wood production in Amazonian forests? Biogeosciences, 6(2): 297-307.

Erwin, T. L. and Geraci, C. J. 2009. Amazonian rainforests and their richness of Coleoptera, a dominant life form in the critical zone of the Neotropics. In: Footit, Robert G. and Adler, Peter H., Insect biodiversity: science and society. Wiley-Blackwell, pp.49-67.

Frank, J. H., Erwin, T.L. and Hemenway, R.C. 2009. Economically Beneficial Ground Beetles. The specialized predators Pheropsophus aequinoctialis (L.) and Stenaptinus jessoensis (Morawitz): Their laboratory behavior and descriptions of immature stages (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Brachininae). Zookeys, 14: 1-36. doi:10.3897/zookeys.14.188

Gloor, M., Phillips, O.L., Lloyd, J.J., Lewis, S.L., Malhi, Y., Baker, T.R., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peacock, J., Almeida, S., Alves de Oliveira, A.C., Alvarez, E., Amaral, I., Arroyo, L., Aymard, G., Banki, O., Blanc, L., Bonal, D., Brando, P., Chao, K. -J, Chave, J., Davila, N., Erwin, T.L., Silva, J., Di Fiore, A., Feldpausch, T.R., et al. 2009. Does the disturbance hypothesis explain the biomass increase in basin-wide Amazon forest plot data? Global Change Biology, 15(10): 2418-2430. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01891.x

Penev, L., Erwin, T.L., Miller, J., Chavan, V., Moritz, T. and Griswold, C. 2009. Publication and dissemination of datasets in taxonomy: ZooKeys working example. Zookeys, 11: 1-8. doi:10.3897/zookeys.11.210

Penev, L., Sharkey, M., Erwin, T. L., van Noort, S., Buffington, M., Seltmann, K., Johnson, N., Taylor, M., Thompson, F. C. and Dallwitz, M. J. 2009. Data publication and dissemination of interactive keys under the open access model ZooKeys working example. ZooKeys, 21: 1-17. doi:10.3897/zookeys.21.274

Phillips, O.L., Aragao, L. E. O. C., Lewis, S. L., Fisher, J.B., Lloyd, J., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Malhi, Y., Monteagudo, A., Peacock, J., Quesada, C. A., van der Heijden, G., Almeida, S., Amaral, I., Arroyo, L., Aymard, G., Baker, T.R., Banki, O., Blanc, L., Bonal, D., Brando, P., Chave, J., de Oliveira, A. C. Alves, C., Nallaret D., Czimczik, C. I., Feldpausch, T. R., et al. 2009. Drought sensitivity of the Amazon rainforest. Science, 323(5919): 1344-1347. doi:10.1126/science.1164033

Penev, L., Erwin, T. L. and Assmann, T. (eds.) 2008. Back to the Roots and back to the future: towards a new synthesis between taxonomic, ecological, and biogeographical approaches in carabidology. Proceedings of the XIII European Carabidologists Meeting Sofia: Pensoft Publishers. 509 pages.

Erwin, T.L. and D.L. Pearson. 2008. A Treatise on the Western Hemisphere Caraboidea (Coleoptera), Their Classification, Distributions, and Ways of Life. Volume II. Carabidae – Nebriiformes 2 – Cicindelidae. 365 pp, 33 plates. Pensoft Series Faunistica 84, Pensoft, Sofia.

pdf Baker, T.R., Phillips, O.L., Laurance, W.F., Pitman, N.C.A., Almeida, S., Arroyo, L., DiFiore, A., Erwin, T.L., Higuchi, N., Killeen, T.J., Laurance, S.G., Nascimento, H., Monteagudo, A., Neill, D.A., Silva, J.N., Malhi, M.Y., Lopez Gonzalez, G., Peacock, J., Quesada, C.A., Lewis, S.L. and Lloyd, J. (2008) Do species traits determine patterns of wood production in Amazonian forests. Biogeosciences Discussions, 5, 3593-3621.

Erwin, T.L. (2008) A review of Gallerucidia Chaudoir (Carabidae : Lebiini : Gallerucidiina): Their occurrences, ways of life, and another genus record for Costa Rica. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 77, 135-146.

Erwin, T.L. and Geraci, C.J. (2008) New genera of Pseudomorphini (Insecta: Coleoptera, Carabidae) in the Western Hemisphere. In: Penev, L., Erwin, T.L., Assmann, T. (Eds), Back to the Roots and back to the future: towards a new synthesis between taxonomic, ecological, and biogeographical approaches in carabidology. Proceedings of the XIII European Carabidologists Meeting, Blagoevgrad, August 20-24, 2007. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Bugaria, pp. 77-100.

Sallenave, S., Erwin, T.L. and Roig-Juent, S. (2008) Argentinatachoides, a new genus from Argentina putatively related to the Australian-Tasmanian Tasmanitachoides Erwin 1972 (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini). Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 77, 7-12.

Erwin, T.L. (2007) A Treatise on the Western Hemisphere Caraboidea (Coleoptera): Their classification, distributions, and ways of life. Volume I (Trachypachidae, Carabidae Nebriiformes 1). Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 323 pp.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2007) Xenaroswellanini, Xenaroswelliana deltaquadrant, New Tribe, New Genus, and New Species from the Cerrado of Estado de Gois, Brasil (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 58, 575-581.

Erwin, T.L. and Kavanaugh, D.H. (2007) Studies of the Subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini). Supplement E: A revision of Genus Costitachys Erwin 1974. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 58, 331-338.

pdf Erwin, T.L. and Moore, W. (2007) Taxonomic review of the Neotropical genus Moriosomus Motschulsky (Insecta: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Morionini) with notes on the way of life of the species. Zootaxa, 1438, 49-63.

pdf Steiner, W.E., Erwin, T.L. and Ward, R.D. (2007) Phloeoxena signata (Dejean): Northern range extensions to Maryland and Tennessee, U.S.A., and the first record for Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 61, 224-226.

Bskrt, T.T., Philips, O.L. and Erwin, T.L. (2005) Late twentieth-century trends in the biomass of Amazonian forest plots. In: Yadvinders, M. & Oliver, O.L. (Eds), Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change. Oxford University Press, pp. 129-141.

Erwin, T.L., Pimienta, M.C., Murillo, E. and Aschero, V. (2005) Mapping patterns of A-diversity for beetles across the western Amazon Basin: A preliminary case for improving conservation strategies. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 56, 72-85.

Philips, O.L. and Erwin, T.L. (2005) Late twentieth-century patterns and trends in Amazon tree turnover. In: Yadvinders, M. & Oliver, O.L. (Eds), Tropical Foress and Global Atomospheric Change. Oxford University Press, pp. 107-128.

pdf Baker, T.R., Phillips, O.L., Malhi, Y., Almeida, S., Arroyo, L., Di Fiore, A., Erwin, T.L., Higuchi, N., Killeen, T.J., Laurance, S.G., Laurance, W.F., Lewis, S.L., Monteagudo, A., Neill, D.A., Nunez Vargas, P., Pitman, N.C.A., Silva, N.A. and Vasquez Martinez, R. (2004) Increasing Biomass in Amazonian Forest Plots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 353–365.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2004) The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica and Panama: Descriptions of four new genera and six new species with notes on their way of life (Insecta: Coleoptera). Zootaxa, 537, 1-18.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2004) The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica: The Genera of the Cryptobatida Group of Subtribe Agrina, Tribe Lebiini, with new species and notes on their way of life (Insecta: Coleoptera). Zootaxa, 662, 1-54.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2004) The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica: The Genus Epikastea Liebke of the Plochonida Group, with new Neotropical species and notes on their way of life (Insecta: Coleoptera, Lebiini, Agrina). Zootaxa, 790, 1-20.

pdf Erwin, T.L. and Aschero, V. (2004) Cicindis horni Bruch (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Cicindini): The Fairy Shrimp Hunting Beetle, its way of life on the Salinas Grandes of Argentina. Zootaxa, 553, 1-16.

pdf Phillips, O.L., Baker, T.R., Arroyo, L., Higuchi, N., Killeen, T.J., Laurance, W.F., Lewis, S.L., Lloyd, J., Malhi, Y., Monteagudo, A., Neil, D.A., Nunez Vargas, P., Silva, J.N.M., Terborgh, J.W., Vasquez Martinez, R., Alexiades, M., Almeida, S., Brown, S., Chave, J., Cominskey, J.A., Czimczik, C.I., Di Fiore, A., Erwin, T.L., Kuebler, C., Laurance, S.G., Nascimento, H.E.M., Olivier, J., Palacios, W., Patino, S., Pitman, N.C.A., Quesada, C.A., Saldias, M., Torres Lezama, A. and Venceti, B. (2004) Pattern and Process in Amazon Tree Turnover, 1976–2001. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 381-407.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2003) Book Review: The Insects of Hawaii, Volume 16, Hawaiian Carabidae (Coleoptera), Part 1: Introduction and Tribe Platynini. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 96, 596.

pdf Erwin, T.L. and Medina, R.F. (2003) The Neotropical species Askalaphium depressum (Bates): Larval description, first diagnosis and illustrations of immature Ctenodactylini, with natural history notes on the genus and tribe (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Zootaxa, 273, 1-15.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2002) The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica: Twenty-nine new species of Costa Rican Agra Fabricius 1801 (Coleoptera:Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina). Zootaxa, 119, 1-68.

pdf Lucky, A., Erwin, T.L. and Witman, J.D. (2002) Temporal and Spatial Diversity and Distribution of Arboreal Carabidae (Coleoptera) in a Western Amazonian Rain Forest. Biotropica, 34, 376.

pdf Phillips, O. L., R. Vásquez Martínez, L. Arroyo, T. R. Baker, T. Killeen, S. L. Lewis, Y. Malhi, A. Monteagudo Mendoza, D. Neill, P. Núñez Vargas, M. Alexiades, C. Cerón, A. Di Fiore, T. L. Erwin, A. Jardim, W. Palacios, M. Saldias and B. Vinceti (2002) Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests. Nature, 418, 770-774.

pdf Arndt, E.S., Kirmse, S. and Erwin, T.L. (2001) Arboreal Beetles of Neotropical Forests: Agra Fabricus, Larval Descriptions with Notes on Natural History and Behaviour (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 55, 297-311.

Erwin, T.L. (2001) Forest Canopies, Animal Diversity. In: S. A. Levin, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, vol. 3. pp. 19-25.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2000) Arboreal Beetles of Neotropical Forests: Agra Fabricius, A Taxonomic Supplement for the Platyscelis Group with New Species and Distribution Records (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 54, 90-119.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2000) A New Genus and Species of Lachnophorini and Two New Species of Lebiini from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 54, 279-283.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2000) Arboreal Beetles of Neotropical Forests: Taxonomic Supplement for the Agra virgata and ohaust Groups with a New Species and Additional Distribution Records (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 54, 251-262.

pdf Erwin, T.L. and Johnson, P.J. (2000) Naming Species, a New Paradigm for Crisis Management in Taxonomy: Rapid Journal Validation of Scientific Names Enhanced with More Complete Descriptions on the Internet. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 53, 269-278.

pdf Erwin, T.L. (2000) Arboreal beetles of neotropical forests : Agra Fabricius, the Novaurora complex (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini: Agrina). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 608, 1-37.

Erwin, T.L. and Kavanaugh, D.H. (1999) Studies of the Subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Supplement D: Description of a Male of Costitachys inusitatus Erwin, with Notes on Distribution of this Species. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 53, 52-55.

Heyer, W.R., Coddington, J.A., Kress, W.J., Acevedo-Rodriguez, P., Cole, D., Erwin, T.L., Meggers, B.J., Pogue, M.G., Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Vari, R.P., Weitzman, M.J. and Weitzman, S.H. (1999) Amazonian biotic data and conservation decisions. Ciencia e Cultura Sao Paulo, 51, 372-385.

Erwin, T.L. (1998) Evolution at the equator: arboreal and alticolous beetles and their taxon pulses with descriptions of a new Agra subclade and its species (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini). In: Proceedings of a Symposium (28 August, 1996, Florence, Italy) XX International Congress of Entomology. , pp. 491-510.

pdf Kress, W.J., Heyer, W.R., Acevedo-Rodriguez, P., Coddington, J.A., Cole, D., Erwin, T.L., Meggers, B.J., Pogue, M.G., Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Vari, R.P., Weitzman, M.J. and Weitzman, S.H. (1998) Amazonian biodiversity: Assessing conservation priorities with taxonomic data. Biodiversity and Conservation, 7, 1577-1587.

Adis, J., Amorim, M.A., Erwin, T.L. and Bauer, T. (1997) On Ecology, Life History and Survival Strategies of a Wing-Dimorphic Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Odacanthini: Colliuris) Inhabiting Central Amazonian Inundation Forests. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 32, 174-192.

Erwin, T.L. (1997) Natural history of the carabid beetles at the BIOLAT Biological Station, Rio Manu, Pakitza, Peru, Supplement I. Additional records. pp. 359-368. In: Manu: The Biodiversity of Southeastern Peru. D. E. Wilson and A. Sandoval (eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Venable, G.L. and Erwin, T.L. (1997) Mapping of the biodiversity site at Pakitza. pp. 29-42. In: Manu: The Biodiversity of Southeastern Peru. D. E. Wilson and A. Sandoval (eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Erwin, T.L. (1996) Biodiversity at its utmost: Tropical forest beetles. pp. 27-40. In: Biodiversity II. Understanding and protecting our biological resources. M. L. Reaka-Kudla, D. E. Wilson, and E. O. Wilson, editors. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, D. C.

Erwin, T.L. (1996) Arboreal beetles of neotropical forests: Agra Fabricius, the cayennensis complex (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini: Calleidina). Annales Zoologici Fennici, 33, 17-21.

Erwin, T.L. (1996) Evolution at the equator: arboreal and alticolous beetles and their taxon pulses (Coleoptera: Carabidae). XXI International Congress of Entomology, Florence, Italy, 1, 000.

Erwin, T.L. (1995) Measuring Arthropod Biodiversity in the Tropical Forest Canopy. In: Forest Canopies, pp. 109-127.

Erwin, T.L. (1995) Arboreal Beetles of Neotropical Forests: The Genus Agra Fabricius (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini). Third International Symposium of Carabidoloty, Helsinki, Finland, 1, 000.

Erwin, T.L. (1994) Arboreal Beetles of Tropical Forests: the Xystosomi Group, Subtribe Xystosomina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini) Part I. Character Analysis, Taxonomy, Evolution. Canadian Entomologist, 126, 549-666.

Erwin, T.L. (1994) Sierrazul, Ecuador: A Primeval Cloud Forest Overlooking the Amazon Basin (ready for biotic researchers and conservation biologists). Newsletter of the International Center of Tropical Ecology, 2, 6-7.

Erwin, T.L. (1994) Insects of Panamá and Mesoamerica: Selected Studies, by D. Quintero and A. Aiello, 1992, Oxford Science Publications, 692 pp. The Quarterly review of biology, 69, 410.

Erwin, T.L. (1993) Conserving Biodiversity: A Research Agenda for Development Agencies. Report of a Panel of the Board on Science and Technology for International Development, U.S. National Research Council. National Academy Press, 1992. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 66, 300.

Erwin, T.L. (1993) Stratification and distribution of neotropical forest microhabitats and associated arthropod faunules; a methodology report. Selbyana, 14, 8.

Erwin, T.L. (1993) Taking measure of Earth's megadiversity. Symposium: Biodiversity and Climate change. Entomological Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Erwin, T.L. (1993) [Abstract] 97% of Biodiversity: Conservation's neglected legions. Systematics and Conservation: Foraging a Partnership, 16th Annual Spring Systematics Symposium, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

Kremen, C., Colwell, R.K., Erwin, T.L., Murphy, D.D., Noss, R.F. and Sanjayan, M.A. (1993) Terrestrial Arthropod Assemblages: Their Use in Conservation Planning. Conservation Biology, 7, 796-808.

Erwin, T.L. (1992) A Current Vision of Insect Diversity. In: Mexico Ante Los Retos de la Biodiversidad. pp. 91-97.

Erwin, T.L. (1992) Life in the Treetrops. In: Australian Encyclopedia of Life. pp. 1.

Erwin, T.L. (1992) (Abstract). Stratification and Distribution of Neotropical Forest Microhabitats and Associated Arthropod Faunules; a Methodology Report. Selbyana, 14, 8.

Kavanaugh, D.H. and Erwin, T.L. (1992) Extinct or Extant? A New Species of Intertidal Bembidiine (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini) from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 46, 311-320.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) The Significance of Diversity: New Challenges for the Entomologist. pp. 25-39 In: Entomology Serving Society: Emerging Technologies and Challenges. S. B. Vinson, R. L. Metcalf, (eds). Entomological Society of America. Centennial National Symposium (1989: Washington, D. C.)

Erwin, T.L. (1991) Four Neotropical Rainforests. Gentry, A. H., (Ed.), Yale University Press, New Haven and London, i-xiii, 1-627 pp. , 19, 38-40.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) How Many Species Are There?: Revisited. Conservation Biology, 5, 330-333.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) Establishing a Tropical Species Co-occurence Database. Part 1. A Plan for Developing Consistent Biotic Inventories in Temperate and Tropical Habitats. Memoiras del Museo de Historia Natural, San Marcos, 20, 1-16.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) Establishing a Tropical Species Co-occurrence Database. Part 3. An Integrated Approach Toward Understanding Biological Diversity. Memorias del Museo de Historia Natural, San Marcos, 20, 37-45.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) Natural History of the Carabid Beetles at the BIOLAT Rio Manu, Pakitza, Peru. Revista Peruana de Entomologia, 33, 1-85.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: rufoaenea and quararibea group systematics (Carabidae). Revista Peruana de Entomologia, 34, 15-28.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) An Evolutionary Basis for Conservation Strategies. Science253, 750-752.

Erwin, T.L. (1991) The Ground-Beetles of Central America (Carabidae) Part II: Notiophilini, Loricerini, Carabini. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 501, 1-30.

Erwin, T.L. and Kable, M. (1991) Establishing a Tropical Species Co-occurence Database. Part 2. An Automated System for Mapping Dominant Vegetation. Memorias del Museo de Historia Natural, San Marcos, 20, 17-36.

Kavanaugh, D.L. and Erwin, T.L. (1991) The Tribe Cicindini Banninger (Coleoptera: Carabidae): Comparative Morphology, Classification, Natural History, and Evolution. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 93, 356-389.

Erwin, T.L. (1989) Canopy arthropod biodiversity: A chronology of sampling techniques and results. Revista Peruana de Entomologia, 32, 71-77.

Erwin, T.L. (1988) The Tropical Forest Canopy: the Heart of Biotic Diversity. pp. 123-129. In: Biodiversity. Edward O. Wilson (ed.), Frances M. Peter, (assoc ed.), Washington, D.C., National Academy Press.

Erwin, T.L. and Pogue, M.G. (1988) Agra, Arboreal Beetles of Neotropical Forests: Biogeography and the Forest Refugium Hypothesis (Carabidae). pp. 161-188. In: Proceedings of a Workshop on Neotropical Distribution Patterns. P.E. Vanzolini and W. Ronald Heyer, (eds.). Rio de Janeiro: Academia Brasileira de Ciências.

Farrell, B.D. and Erwin, T.L. (1988) Leaf-Beetle Community Structure in an Amazonian Rain Forest Canopy. pp. 73-90. In: The Biology of Chrysomelidae P. Jolivet, E. Petitpierre, and T.H. Hsiao, (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Erwin, T.L. (1987) Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: feisthameli group systematics (Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 12, 137-161.

Adis, J., Paarmann, W. and Erwin, T.L. (1986) On the Natural History and Ecology of Small Terrestrial Ground-Beetles (Col.: Bembidiini: Tachyina: Polyderis) from an Amazonian Black-Water Inundation Forest. pp. 413-427. In: Carabid beetles: their adaptations and dynamics. edited by P.J. den Boer [et al.]. XVIIth International Congress of Entomology, Hamburg, 1984.

Erwin, T.L. (1986) [Abstract] Species Diversity in Insects. 33rd Annual Systematics Symposium, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St.Louis, MO, 1.

Erwin, T.L. (1986) Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: mixta group, virgata group, and ohausi group systematics (Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 11, 293-316.

Lindroth, C.H., Bangsholt, F., Baranowski, R., Erwin, T.L., Jorum, P., Landon, B.O., Refseth, D. and Silfverberg, H. (1986) The Carabidae (Coleoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Vol.15, Part 2.E.J.Brill Publ/Scandinavian Science Press Ltd., Leiden/Copenhagen, 15, 1-232.

Erwin, T.L. (1985) The Taxon Pulse: A General Pattern of Lineage Radiation and Extinction Among Carabid Beetles. pp. 437-472. In: Taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography of beetles and ants: a volume dedicated to the memory of Philip Jackson Darlington, Jr., 1904-1983. (George E. Ball, ed.)

Erwin, T.L. (1985) Tambopata Reserved Zone, Madre de Dios, Perú: History and Description of the Reserve. Revista Peruana de Entomolgia, 27, 1-8.

Erwin, T.L. and Stork, N.E. (1985) The Hiletini, an Ancient and Enigmatic Tribe of Carabidae with a Pantropical Distribution (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology, 10, 405-451.

Kavanaugh, D.K. and Erwin, T.L. (1985) Trechus obtusus Erichson (Coleoptera: Carabidae), a european ground beetle, on the pacific coast of North America: Its distribution, introduction and spread. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 61, 170-179.

Erwin, T.L. (1984) Composition and Origin of the Ground-Beetle Fauna (Coleoptera: Carabidae). In: Anonymous Ecology and Biogeography in Sri Lanka. , pp. 371-398.

Erwin, T.L. (1984) Small terrestrial ground beetles of the Amazon Basin (Coleoptera: Bembidiini: Tachyina and Anillina). Amazoniana, 8, 511-518.

Erwin, T.L. (1984) Studies of the Tribe Bembidiini (Coleoptera: Carabidae): Lectotype designations and species group assignments for Bembidion species described by Thomas L. Casey, et al. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 60, 165-187.

Erwin, T.L. (1984) Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: palmata group systematics (Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 9, 9-48.

Erwin, T.L. and Sims, L.L. (1984) Carabid Beetles of the West Indies (Insects: Coleoptera): A Synopsis of the Genera and Checklists of the Tribes of Caraboidea, and of the West Indian Species. Quaestiones Entomologicae, 20, 351-466.

Ball, G.E. and Erwin, T.L. (1983) The Baron Maximilien de Chaudoir: Inheritance, associates, travels, work, and legacy. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 36, 475-501.

Erwin, T.L. (1983) Beetles and other Insects of the Tropical Rainforest Canopies at Manaus, Brazil, Sampled with Insecticidal Fogging. In: Anonymous Tropical Rain Forest: Ecology and Management. , pp. 59-75.

Erwin, T.L. (1983) Tropical forest canopies, the last biotic frontier. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America, 29, 14-19.

Erwin, T.L. (1983) Chaudoir's Studies of the Taxa Agrina and Brachinitae (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 36, 502-512.

Erwin, T.L. (1983) Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: famula and formicaria groups systematics (Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 8, 263-292.

Dritschilo, W. and Erwin, T.L. (1982) Responses in abundance and diversity of cornfield carabid communities to differences in farm practices. Ecology, 63, 900-904.

Erwin, T.L. (1982) Tropical forests: Their richness in Coleoptera and other arthropod species. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 36, 74-75.

Erwin, T.L. (1982) Small Terrestrial Ground-Beetles of Central America (Carabidae: Bembidiina and Anillina). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 42-num-19), 455-496.

Erwin, T.L. (1982) Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: platyscelis group systematics (Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 7, 185-210.

Erwin, T.L. (1982) Agra, arboreal beetles of Neotropical forests: erythropus group systematics (Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 7, 39-71.

Erwin, T.L. and Adis, J. (1982) Amazon Inundation Forests: Their Role as Short-Term Refuges and Generators of Species Richness and Taxon Pulses. In: Anonymous Biological Diversification in the Tropics. , pp. 358-371.

Erwin, T.L. (1981) Taxon Pulses, Vicariance, and Dispersal: An Evolutionary Syntheses Illustrated by Carabid Beetles. In: Anonymous Vicariance Biogeography: A Critique. , pp. 159-183.

Erwin, T.L. (1981) Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. XXVI. The Ground Beetles of a Temperate Forest Site (Coleoptera: Carabidae): An Analysis of Fauna in Relation to Size, Habitat Selection, Vagility, Seasonality, and Extinction. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, 5, 105-224.

Erwin, T.L. (1981) Canopy beetles: Clarification of heat gain and water loss. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 35, 315-316.

Erwin, T.L. (1981) A Synopsis of the Immature Stages of Pseudomorphini (Coleoptera: Carabidae) with notes on Tribal Affinities and Behavior in Relation to Life with Ants. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 35, 53-68.

Erwin, T.L. (1981) Seasonal and Size Patterns, Trophic Structure, and Richness of Coleoptera in the Tropical Arboreal Ecosystem: The Fauna of the Tree Luehea seemannii Triana and Planch in the Canal Zone of Panama. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 34, 305-322.

Erwin, T.L. and Kavanaugh, D.L. (1981) Systematics and Zoogeography of Bembidion Latreille: I. The Carlhi and Erasum Groups of Western North America (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement, 15, 33-72.

Erwin, T.L. (1980) Systematic and zoogeographic notes on Apotomini, an old world faunal element new to the western hemisphere list, with a description of a new species from Brazil (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 34, 99-104.

Erwin, T.L. and Kavanaugh, D.H. (1980) On the identity of Bembidion puritanum Hayward (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 34, 241-242.

Erwin, T.L. (1979) Thoughts on the Evolutionary History of Ground Beetles: Hypotheses Generated from Comparative Faunal Analyses of Lowland Forest Sites in Temperate and Tropical Regions. In: Anonymous Carabid Beetles: Their Evolution, Natural History and Classification. , pp. 539-592.

Erwin, T.L. (1979) The American Connection, Past and Present, as a Model Blending Dispersal and Vicariance in the Study of Biogeography. In: Carabid Beetles: Their Evolution, Natural History and Classification. , pp. 355-367.

Erwin, T.L. (1979) A Review of Natural History and Evolution of Ectoparasitoid Relationships in Carabid Beetles. In: Carabid Beetles: Their Evolution, Natural History and Classification. pp. 479-484.

Erwin, T.L. (1978) Systematic, Natural History, and Zoogeographic Notes on the Genus Agra Fabricius, with a Description of a New Species from Panama (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32, 261-268.

Erwin, T.L. (1978) Techniques. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32, 372.

Erwin, T.L. (1978) Studies of the subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Supplement C: Discovery of the sister group of Mioptachys Bates, in the Amazon Basin -- Inpa psydroides a new genus and species. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32, 29-36.

Erwin, T.L. (1978) The larva of Neotropical Enceladus gigas Bonelli (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Siagoninae: Enceladini) with notes on the phylogeny and classification of some of the more primitive tribes of ground beetles. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32, 99-106.

Erwin, T.L. (1978) Handbook of Common New Guinea Beetles, by Gressit, J. L. and Hornabrook, R. W., Wau Ecology Institute, Wau, Papua New Guinea, 1977, viii + 87 pp. [35 figs.]. Entomological Society of America Bulletin, 24, 443-444.

Erwin, T.L. and Halpern, A.L. (1978) Max BAnninger: His Collection and Publications (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32, 357-366.

Erwin, T.L. and House, G.N. (1978) A catalogue of the primary types of Carabidae (incl. Cicindelinae) in the collections of the United States National Museum of Natural History (USNM) (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32, 231-255.

Erwin, T.L. (1977) Studies of the subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Supplement B: Lectotype designation of Masoreus ridiculus Schaufuss and transfer of this species to Polyderis. The Coleopterists Bulletin31, 90.

Erwin, T.L., Whitehead, D.R. and Ball, G.E. (1977) Family 4. CARABIDAE, The Ground Beetles. North American Beetle Fauna Project. In: Checklist of the Beetles of Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. pp. 41-468.

Erwin, T.L. (1976) A case of homonymy in the Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 30, 94.

Erwin, T.L. and Erwin, L.J.M. (1976) Relationships of predaceous beetles to tropical forest wood decay. Part II. The natural history of Neotropical Eurycoleus macularis Chevrolat (Carabidae: Lebiini) and its implications in the evolution of ectoparasitoidism. Biotropica, 8, 215-224.

Erwin, T.L. and Sandved, K. (1976) Chirp and rattle, dart and glitter! Smithsonian Magazine, Nov, 116-120.

Erwin, T.L. (1975) The ground beetle types of Max Liebke in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 29, 267-268.

Erwin, T.L. (1975) Relationships of predaceous beetles to tropical forest wood decay. Part I. Descriptions of the immature stages of Eurycoleus macularis Chevrolat (Carabidae: Lebiini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 29, 297-300.

Erwin, T.L. (1975) Studies of the subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Part III: Systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography of the genus Tachyta Kirby. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 208, 1-68.

Erwin, T.L. (1975) Systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography of the genus Tachyta Kirby. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 68 pp.

Erwin, T.L. (1974) Surtsey, Iceland: The Development of a New Fauna, 1963-1970, Terrestrial Invertebrates, by Lindroth, C. H., Andersson, H., Bödvarsson, H. and Richter, S. H., Entomologica Scandinavica, Suppl. 5, 1973; Munksgaard, Intl Booksellers and Publisher. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 28, 166.

Erwin, T.L. (1974) Studies of the Subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini) Supplement A: Lectotype Designations for New World Species, Two New Genera, and Notes on Generic Concepts. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 76, 123-155.

Erwin, T.L. (1974) Studies of the Subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Part II: A Revision of the New World-Australian Genus Pericompsus LeConte. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 162, 1-96.

Erwin, T.L. (1974) The Genus Coptocarpus Chaudoir of the Australian Region with Notes on Related African Species (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Oodini). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 184, 1-25.

Erwin, T.L. (1974) A revision of the New World-Australian genus Pericompsus LeConte. Smithsonian Institution Press, 96 pp.

Erwin, T.L. (1973) Phylogenetic, zoogeographic, and bio- systematic studies of certain carabid ground beetles. American Philosophical Society Yearbook, 362-363.

Erwin, T.L. (1973) The ground beetle components of the Panamanian fauna. In: Anonymous Environmental Monitoring and Baseline Data. Tropical Studies. , pp. 124-128.

Erwin, T.L. (1973) A supplement to the bombardier beetles of North and Middle America: New records for Middle America (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 27, 79-82.

Erwin, T.L. (1973) Nomenclatorial notes on the Tachyini (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 75, 125.

Erwin, T.L. (1973) Carabid beetles, mountain tops, and trees. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 75, 127.

Erwin, T.L. (1973) Studies of the subtribe Tachyina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Part I: A revision of the Neotropical genus Xystosomus Schaum. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 140, 1-39.

Erwin, T.L. (1973) A revision of the neotropical genus Xystosomus Schaum. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 39 pp.

Erwin, T.L. (1972) Two new genera of bembidiine carabid beetles from Australia and South America with notes on their phylogenetic and zoogeographic significance (Coleoptera). Breviora, 383, 1-19.

Erwin, T.L. (1972) Trechus obtusus Erichson in California (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 26, 42.

Erwin, T.L. (1972) Om biologien hos bombardérbiller (Col., Carabidae, Brachinida). Ent.Meddr., 40, 65-71.

Erwin, T.L. (1972) Observations on the life history of bombardier beetles: Mechanism of egg hatching (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist48, 64.

Erwin, T.L. (1972) The lost type of Brachinus sallei Chaudoir (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 48, 63-64.

Erwin, T.L. (1972) Review: The Carabid Beetles of New Guinea, by Philip J. Darlington, Jr. Systematic Zoology, 21, 343-347.

Erwin, T.L. and Ball, G.E. (1972) Classification of the Ovipennis and Trifaria groups of Nebria Latreille (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Nebriini). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 85, 77-108.

Erwin, T.L. (1971) Fossil tachyine beetles from Mexican and Baltic Amber with notes on a new synonymy of an extant group (Col., Carabidae). Entomologica Scandinavica, 2, 233-236.

Erwin, T.L. (1971) A teratomorphic carabid beetle with notes on polymorphic asymmetry of the gular region in the same population (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 47, 303.

Erwin, T.L. (1971) Notes and corrections to a reclassification of bombardier beetles (Carabidae, Brachinida). Quaestiones Entomologicae, 7, 81-82.

Erwin, T.L. and Erwin, J.L. (1971) A guide to the ground beetle collection in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Multilithed by SI Duplicating Unit for limited distribution, 22 pp.

Erwin, T.L. (1970) The nearctic species of the Genus Leistus Frölich (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 46, 111-119.

Erwin, T.L. (1970) Unique structures in members of Tachys sensu lat. (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 46, 231-232.

Erwin, T.L. (1970) A description of the larva of Thyce harfordi Casey (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Psyche, 77, 50-53.

Erwin, T.L. (1970) A reclassification of bombardier beetles and a taxonomic revision of the North and Middle American species (Carabidae: Brachinida). Quaestiones entomologicae. Quaestiones Entomologicae, 6, 4-215.

Ball, G.E. and Erwin, T.L. (1969) A taxonomic synopsis of the Tribe Loricerini (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Canadadian Journal of Zoology, 47, 877-907.

Erwin, T.L. (1969) A new bombardier beetle in Canada (Col: Carabide). Opuscula Entomologica, 34, 283-286.

Erwin, T.L. (1969) Preliminary diagnoses of five new North American Brachinus (Col: Carabidae). Opuscula Entomologica, 34, 287-288.

Erwin, T.L. (1967) Bombardier Beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of North America: Part II. Biology and behavior of Brachinus pallidus Erwin in California. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 21, 41-55.

Erwin, T.L. (1967) Fire: A possible zoogeographic isolation mechanism of the Mexican Transvolcanic Belt. Proceedings of the Entomological Sociey of Albert, 15, 9.

Erwin, T.L. (1966) Brachinus pallidus Erwin, a carabid beetle with an entomophagous larva. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 42, 73.

Erwin, T.L. (1966) Cyphon sp. (Helodidae) reared from tree hole. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 42, 68.

Erwin, T.L. (1965) A Revision of Brachinus of North America: Part I. The California Species (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 19, 1-19.

Erwin, T.L. (1965) Trachykele opulenta Fall (Buprestidae) emerging from furniture. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 41, 68.

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