This volume, the second of 14 proposed Coleoptera volumes, is the authoritative work on the Australian native and introduced Scarabaeoidea. Of great economic importance, this group is represented in Australia by the families Lucanidae, Passalidae, Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Ceratocanthidae, Hybosoridae and Scarabaeidae. Nearly 300 genera and over 2500 species are recognised.
." . . the book provides a unique and necessary information source for anyone dealing with Australian molluscs." -- FE Wells, Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia