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Title Description Author(s) Free Availability
Keys for the identification of British Chrysomelidae Keys to genera and species of British leaf beetles Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Cryptophagidae This is a family with a good representation in the British fauna. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Curculionidae A large family in the British fauna, well covered by Handbooks to the Identification of British Insects by Morris. Th Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Elateridae This family contains a number of species which are quite similar to one another. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Helophoridae The members of this family occurring in Britain all belong to genus Helophorus and most occur in water. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Hydrophilidae This is a family well-represented in the British fauna with 18 genera and 70 species. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Nitidulidae (the pollen beetles) Subfamilies Carpophilinae (3 genera, 31 species) Meligethinae (2 genera, 37 species) Nitidulinae (7 gener Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Ptiliidae Tiny beetles of variable shape. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Scarabaeidae This family includes the dung beetles and flower chafers. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Staphylinidae This is the largest family of beetles in the UK and includes over 1000 species. Mike Hackston Yes Online 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
Keys to the British genera and species of Anthicidae (flower beetles) The Anthicidae are a family of beetles that resemble ants. Mike Hackston Yes Online 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
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
Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Britain and Ireland This atlas describes the distribution of ladybirds in Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, using d Roy, Brown, Frost & Poland No Publication View Edit
Longhorn Beetles Identification Chart Covering 42 British species, the Longhorn Beetles Identification Chart is the first popular guide for many years to thes Wil j. Heeney; Katy Potts; Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
Pdf key to British Silphidae There are only 21 species recorded from the UK and most of these are reasonably large in size, making identification a l Silphidae recording Scheme Yes PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 1. Coleoptera, Introduction and keys to families THE Coleoptera of the British Islands have been treated in a series of comprehensive works, the most important of which R. A. Crowson 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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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 1b. Coleoptera. Buprestidae The family Buprestidae is a large one, containing over 15,000 described species. Brian Levey Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 2c. Coleoptera - Heteroceridae THE family Heteroceridae is represented in Britain by a single genus, Heterocerus Fabricius, containing eight species. R. O. S. Clarke 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 5 Part 5b. Coleoptera. Phalacridae THE family Phalacridae comprises a considerable number of genera and species and is represented in almost all parts of t R. T. Thompson Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 7. Coleoptera - Coccinellidae & Sphindidae THE World fauna of Coccinellidae includes over 3000 known species, of which only 42 occur in the British Isles. R. D. Pope 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
Seed and leaf beetles This AIDGAP identification guide covers the adults of the Chrysomelidae, Orsodacnidae and Megalopodidae. Hubble No Publication View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with conifers PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with deadwood, fungi, and rotting timbers PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with elms and oaks PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire weevils associated with rosaceous trees and shrubs PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with Sycamore, Beech, Alder, Birch and Hazel PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Steven Falk's Flickr Collections for Coleoptera A collection of photographs for UK beetles. Steven Falk Yes Online View Edit
The Carabidae (ground beetles) of Britain and Ireland RES Handbook vol 4 part 2. Luff 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
True weevils (part 1) Coleoptera: Curculionidae RES Handbook vol 5 part 17b. Morris No Publication View Edit
True Weevils (part 2) Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae RES handbook vol 5 part 17c. Morris No Publication View Edit
True Weevils (Part III) RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 17d. This Handbook is the third, and final, part covering the 'true weevils'. Morris No Publication View Edit
Water Beetle adults and larvae A dichotomous key - in FRENCH - but very useable for adult and larvae of water beetles Phillipe Richoux Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Watford Coleoptera Group A brilliant site for identifying British beetles. Watford Coleoptera Group Yes Online View Edit

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