In the meantime, my advice would be to acquire all 4 of Mike Morris’s RES Handbooks on weevils. Click on the links to obtain more information about each family, including identification guides, websites and (where appropriate) recording schemes. Click on the links to obtain more information about each family, including identification guides, websites and (where appropriate) recording schemes. I find it very useful for confirming that I have keyed out in the correct family (as with the small families in the Cucujoidea etc.) Silphidae (Sexton beetles, burying beetles, carrion beetles). Ladybirds. An introduction to all families of insects occurring in the UK. Hi Peter, beetle larvae is a subject that needs a whole page to itself. Start typing a name and then select from suggestions. In that case, you might at least find that it looks more like some families than others, and that will give you a starting point when you look elsewhere. Latridiidae (Minute brown scavenger beetles). I’m often too busy to check iSpot and identify other peoples’ photos but there are plenty of experts who are good at it. How many species are there in the UK? Mark Telfer's Beetles - very useful guide to studying beetles with test keys for carabids and staphylinids. Our broad philosophy is that if somebody puts in the hours to write about beetles and to make that information available then who are we to criticize? For information on image rights, click HERE. Andrew G. Duff. Classic work identifying every British beetle species up to the publication date (1932). Regularly updated. It is out of print but well worth getting hold of (there are currently two 2nd -hand copies on amazon for £30 each). Good luck, Mark. Malcolm Sole, Powered by WordPress / Academica WordPress Theme by WPZOOM, Euaesthetinae, Oxyporinae, Pseudopsinae, Paederinae, Tachyporinae, Phloeocharinae, Habrocerinae, Trichophyinae, Dermestidae: hide, larder and carpet beetles and their relatives, Chrysomelidae, etc: Seed and Leaf Beetles, Curculionidae: Scolytinae (bark beetles) and Platypodidae (pinhole-borers), 2012 Coleopterists’ Field Meeting to Sandwich Bay, Kent. Dear Sarah, I don’t think the book you need exists but volume 1 of Andrew Duff’s major new identification handbook to British and Irish beetles is currently in press: Here we feature books and websites that we have found either useful or simply interesting as regards to the U.K. beetle fauna. 2296645), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Woodland Trust. 2012, 2016. Has a great function to allow comparison of selected species. Size and shape are important things to look for when trying to match beetles to families. We have two Meloe oil beetle species and I have a nice photographic key off the net for Geotrupidae by Mike Hackston – is there anything easy like that out there? And some further species, following a little research, can also be placed quite quickly e.g. There are some copies still available on – search for “Harde beetles”. Rhynchitidae (Tooth-nosed snout weevils). It is quite likely that your specimen will not match any one of the species illustrated here. Carpet beetles. Kateretidae (Short-winged flower beetles). Thanks to both of them for permission to use their photos here, and for making these resources available to everyone on their websites. Mark Telfer's Website - Blog site focused on beetles and general natural history. SC038885). So far I’ve got the Staphs, Carabids & Curculionidae done… Am I missing the obvious? The modest cost of around £12 belies its usefullness!

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