Range Covered by These Keys

In order to be sure of including all the South Carolina species, all beetles from the U.S. Southeast (except peninsular Florida) were included in making these keys.  Therefore the light blue shaded portion is intended to be included. Because many beetles have wider ranges and are not limited to the Southeast, these keys should be helpful in many regions of the eastern U.S.  A number of species also occur north into Canada and the northern Midwest, and a few occur across the continent to the western states.