Delbert La Rue 1956-2017

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Delbert La Rue digging Pleocoma in the San Gabriel Mountains, California, November 2000.
Photo by Ron Alten.


Delbert La Rue maintained a general interest in New World Scarabaeidae, particularly the Melolonthinae and Rutelinae of the western United States. His primary research interests were the bionomics, ecology, and systematics of the melolonthine genus Polyphylla, and the family Pleocomidae (Pleocoma). He was also a Research Associate at the Entomology Research Museum, University of California, Riverside.



La Rue, Delbert A.. 1986. A new species of Cotalpa from Western Arizona (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae:Rutelinae). The Coleopterists' Bulletin 40(2):145-147.

La Rue, Delbert A.. 1990. New California distribution records for two species of Cicindela Linnaeus (Coleoptera:Cicindelidae). Cicindela 22(4):49-52.

La Rue, Delbert A.. 1992. Food plant associations for Paracotalpa and Phobetus LeConte from southern California. (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae:Rutelinae & Melolonthinae). The Coleopterists’ Bulletin 46(1):28.

La Rue, Delbert A.. 1994 Tiger beetles of the Algodones Sand Dunes, Imperial County, California.(Coleoptera:Cicindelidae) Cicindela 26(1):1-8.

La Rue, Delbert A.. 1994. Additional distribution records for Cicindela (Cicindelidia) nigrocoerulea nigrocoerulea in California (Coleoptera:Cicindelidae) Cicindela 26(2):25-26.

La Rue, Delbert A.. 1998. Notes on Polyphylla Harris with a description of a new species. (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae:Melolonthinae) Insecta Mundi 12(1/2):23-37.

La Rue, Delbert A.. 2007. A new species of Pleocoma LeConte from California
(Coleoptera:Scarabaeoidea:Pleocomidae). The Coleopterists' Bulletin 61(2):149-158.


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