ID Resource Resource Finder

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Title Description Author(s)sort descending Free Availability
Key for the identification of British species of Erirhinidae The species of this family are weevils and were formerly treated as a subfamily of Curculionidae. No View Edit
A Photo Key to Great Diving Beetles It is generally known that Great Diving Beetles are some of our largest freshwater insects and most naturalists
 Adrian Chalkley Yes PDF View Edit
Beetle News A collection of newsletters available as PDFs most of which include an identification article for a group of beetles. Amateur Entomologists' Society Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Beetle fauna of Germany An amazingly rich website containing superb photos of a huge range of beetle species. Benisch, C. Yes Online View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 1b. Coleoptera. Buprestidae The family Buprestidae is a large one, containing over 15,000 described species. Brian Levey Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Ladybird larvae Ladybird larvae are often found, but not well known, as they look so different from adult ladybirds. Brown et al. No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 8a. Coleoptera. Staphylinidae. Section (a) Piestinae to Euaesthetinae THE family Staphylinidae contains in the British Isles about 950 species, that is to say about one-quarter of the total C. E. Tottenham Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 2. Coleoptera. Carabidae THE family Carabidae is here treated in its widest sense, that, is including also the Tiger-beetles which have often bee Carl H. Lindroth Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guide to British Dung Beetles: ONTHOPHAGUS PDF linked from webpage with extra information: https://dungbeetlemap.wordpress.com/dung-beetles/onthophagus/ Picture g Ceri Watkins, Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guide to British Dung Beetles: GEOTRUPIDAE (Dor beetles) PDF linked from webpage with extra information: https://dungbeetlemap.wordpress.com/dung-beetles/geotrupidae/ The Geotr Ceri Watkins, Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 10. Coleoptera. Histeroidea THE Superfamily Histeroidea includes three families, Sphaeritidae, Syntellidae and Histeridae. D. G. H. Halstead Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Beetle Families A prototype multi-access key covering beetle families known to occur in the British Isles. Docker, S. Yes Online, App View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 15. Coleoptera. Scolytidae and Platypodidae "BARK beetles* are of major economic importance and world-wide distribution. E. A. J. Duffy Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 12. Coleoptera. Cerambycidae THE family Cerambycidae, members of which are popularly known as "Longhorns," is of world-wide distribution an E. A. J. Duffy Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 11 ed1. Coleoptera. Scarabaeoidea (lucanidae, Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae) THE superfamily Scarabaeoidea, also known as the Lamellicornia, includes some of the most striking beetles in the Britis E. B. Britton Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES handbook Vol 4 Part 9. Coleoptera (Pselaphidae) This is the first "booklet" ever published dealing exclusively with the British Pselaphidae. E. J. Pearce Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 3. Adults and Larvae of Hide, Larder and Carpet Beetles and their relatives (Coloptera: Dermestidiae) and of Derodontid Beetles (Coleoptera: Derodontidae). Main text The family Dermestidae contains over 1000 species in about 50 genera and is represented in every zoogeographical region E. R. Peacock Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 5a. Coleoptera. Rhizophagidae The family Rhizophagidae (Superfamily Cucujoidea) comprises four subfamilies (Crowson, 1955), two of which are represent Enid R. Peacock Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 3. Coleoptera. Hydradephaga This might be described as an abstract of British Water Beetles published by the Ray Society in 1940 and 1950 as most of F. Balfour-Browne Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 9. Coleoptera THE families herein dealt with are not in themselves a complete family series but form part of the Heteromera (Cucujoide F. D. Buck Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Key to adults of the water beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 1) RES handbook vol 4 part 5 (2nd edition). Foster & Friday No Publication View Edit
Keys to adults of the water beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 2) RES Handbook vol 4 Part 5b. Foster, Bilton & Friday No Publication View Edit
Atlas of the Predaceous Water Beetles (Hydradephaga) of Britain and Ireland This atlas concerns the predaceous water beetles, or Hydradephaga – the whirligig beetles (Gyrinidae), the crawling wate Foster, Bilton & Nelson No Publication View Edit
Ladybirds This revised and updated edition of Ladybirds provides a succinct but comprehensive and accessible overview of the biolo Helen E Roy, Peter MJ Brown, Richard F Comont, Remy L Poland, John J Sloggett, Sophie Allington, Chris Shields No Publication View Edit
Intro to Ladybird Larvae ID This is one of FSC BioLinks informal virtual meet ups (VMUs) on Zoom which we've started doing in response to the C Helen Roy and Peter Brown Yes Online View Edit
Seed and leaf beetles This AIDGAP identification guide covers the adults of the Chrysomelidae, Orsodacnidae and Megalopodidae. Hubble No Publication View Edit
Elateridae of the British Isles From the website homepage: "The Elateridae, or Click Beetles as they are commonly known, are a family within the Co J. Wallace Yes Online View Edit
Guides to British Beetles John Walters free downloadable guides to a growing selection of British Beetles John Walters and Mark Telfer Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Coleoptera: Clambidae RES Handbook vol 4 part 6a. The family Clambidae is represented in Britain by two genera: Clambus and Calyptomerus. Johnson No Publication View Edit
Coleoptera: Kateretidae & Nitudulidae: Meligethinae (Pollen beetles) RES Handbook vol 5 part 6a. Kirk-Spriggs No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 11. Dung Beetles & chafers - Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea The superfamily Scarabaeoidea forms a clear-cut natural group within Coleoptera that has been recognized since the earli L. Jessop Yes Online, PDF View Edit
British leafminers From the homepage: "This site is the result of an on-going project, set up to photograph and record all the leaf mi leafmines.co.uk Yes Online View Edit
British Scraptiidae RES Handbook vol 5 part 18. Levey No Publication View Edit
The Staphylinidae (rove beetles) of Britain and Ireland (Part 5) RES handbook vol 12 part 5. Lott No Publication View Edit
The Staphylinidae (rove beetles) of Britain and Ireland (Parts 7 and 8) RES handbook vol 12 parts 7 and 8. Lott & Anderson No Publication View Edit
The Carabidae (ground beetles) of Britain and Ireland RES Handbook vol 4 part 2. Luff No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 10. Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae THE single family covered by this handbook belongs to that part of the Heteromera (Cucujoidea, section ii of Crowson, 19 M. J. D. Brendell Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guide to ladybirds of the British Isles Produced in conjunction with the UK Ladybird Survey, this popular fold-out chart to ladybird identification covers 26 of Majerus et al. No Publication View Edit
Weevil Guides These are draft guides to genera or species groups of weevils. Mark Gurney Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Identifying beetles The stated aims of Mark Telfer's Beetles website are: provide ‘cribs’ to supplement, clarify, correct and up-date e Mark Telfer Yes Online View Edit
A key to the British species of family Buprestidae (Coleoptera) The British species of Buprestidae are very few and are mostly restricted to the South East of Britain. Mike Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Key for the identification of British Leiodidae A total of 93 species in 20 genera and four subfamilies are on the latest British checklist. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Laemophloeidae Twelve species from this family are on the British list. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Dytiscidae The Dytiscidae are a group of water beetles with a good number of species in Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Lampyridae These are the so-called glow-worms. We have three species reported from Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Latridiidae The current checklist includes 56 species in 13 genera and 2 subfamilies. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Dryopidae Friday (1988) stated that the separation of these species depends on the form of the genitalia Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Malachiidae The current check list has 17 species in 11 genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Lymexylidae Two species of this family are present in Britain, associated with dead and dying trees. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Megalopodidae A small family with only three British species, closely related to the Chrysomelidae, differing in the tooth on each sid Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit

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