University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology

Faculty - Ross T. Bell

Ross T. Bell

Ross T. Bell, Professor, Department Chair, Emeriti

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1953
Contact Information
Email: Ross T. Bell


We are working on a taxonomic revision of the Rhysodid beetles of the world. We are also in a long term project to inventory the invertebrate fauna of Vermont.

Selected Publications

  • Bell, R. T. 1990. Insecta: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Adults and larvae. Chap. 35, p. 1053-1092. In: Daniel L. Dindeal (eds.) Soil Biology Guide. John Wiley & Sons, New York. 1349 pp.
  • Bell, R. T. 1991. Rhysodidae (Adephaga). p. 304-305. In: F. W. Stehr (ed.) immature Insects, Vol. 2. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque, Iowa, 975 pp.
  • Bell, R. T. 1991. The Rhysodini of Australia (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Ann. Carnegie Mus. Natl. Hist. 60(3): 179-210.
  • Bell, R. T., E. R. Hoebeke, and J. K. Liebherr. 1991. Revised distribution of the immigrant carabid Bembidion obtusum (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in eastern North America. Ent. News 102(4):173-178.
  • Bell, R. T. 1992. The Carabid fauna of the New England mountains (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Chap. 2. p. 43-52. In: G. R. Noonan, G. E. Ball, N. E. Stork (eds.), The Biogeography of Ground Beetles of Mountains and Islands. Intercept Ltd., Andover (Hants) UK.