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COLEOPTERA (beetles)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos # macrophotos Date Vice-county Country
Coleoptera In situ on wild carrot flower, specimen on grey background 10 8 2 15 Jun 2007 West Cornwall England
Coleoptera Imago 3 3 29 Feb 1976 West Sussex England
Coleoptera Imago 2 2 30 Sep 2000 Berks England
Coleoptera? Larva 2 2 3 Apr 1978 North Hampshire England
Coleoptera Imago 2 2 21 Nov 1976 West Sussex England
Coleoptera Imago 2 2 29 Feb 1976 West Sussex England
Coleoptera Imago 2 2 29 Feb 1976 West Sussex England
Coleoptera Imago 1 1 29 Feb 1976 West Sussex England

Subtaxa

Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs
Suborder ADEPHAGA (water and ground beetles) 105 269 209 5 151
Suborder POLYPHAGA (mainly terrestrial beetles) 447        
Series Bostrichiformia (wood boring, powder post and hide beetles) 14 41 59 3 12
Series Cucujiformia (a group of beetles) 305 1217 988 42 413
Series Elateriformia (click beetles and relatives) 49 242 172 6 83
Series Scarabaeiformia (scarabs, dung and stag beetles) 26 188 78   36
Series Staphyliniformia (burying beetles, carrion beetles, rove beetles etc.) 53 105 118 2 70
Informal (water beetles) 193 613 688 35 270

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Insects & Spiders from Finland
: http://www.kolumbus.fi/hannu.j.tanner/coleoptera/
Insects & Spiders from Finland
The Coleopterist photo gallery: http://www.coleopterist.org.uk/photos-list.htm The Coleopterist photo gallery
Bechyne, J., 1956 Beetles
The beetle fauna of Germany: http://www.kerbtier.de/enindex.html The beetle fauna of Germany
Iconographia Coleopterorum Poloniae: http://www.colpolon.biol.uni.wroc.pl/lista%20rodzin.htm Iconographia Coleopterorum Poloniae
Böving, A.G. & Craighead, F.C., 1931 Larvae of Coleoptera: an illustrated synopsis of the principal larval forms of the order Coleoptera
Crowson, R.A., 1956 (Now replaced by Unwin's AIDGAP key, but potentially useful if you get stuck.) Coleoptera: introduction and Keys to Families
Davis, B.N.K., 1991 Insects on Nettles
Duff, A., 2012 Sphaeriusidae to Silphidae
Duff, A.G., 2012 Beetles of Britain and Ireland: Sphaeriusidae to Silphidae
A simple key to the commoner families of British beetles: http://www.wildlifebcnp.org/ecology-resources.htm A simple key to the commoner families of British beetles
Fowler, W.W., 1887 The Coleoptera of the British Islands
Galerie der Käfer: http://www.koleopterologie.de/gallery/ (Photographic gallery) Galerie der Käfer
Freude, H., Harde, K.W. & Lohse, G.A. (Eds.) Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. 1. Supplementband mit Katalogteil
Freude, H., Harde, K.W. & Lohse, G.A. (Eds.) Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. Band 1
Freude, H., Harde, K.W. & Lohse, G.A. (Eds.), 1992 Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. 2. Supplementband mit Katalogteil
Guthrie, M., 1989 Animals of the Surface Film
Harde, K.W., 1984 A Field Guide in Colour to Beetles
Harde, K.W., 1998 A Field Guide in Colour to Beetles
Hodge, P.J. & Jones, R.A., 1995 New British Beetles: species not in Joy’s practical handbook
WCG - website of the Watford Coleoptera Group: http://thewcg.org.uk/ WCG - website of the Watford Coleoptera Group
Jacobson, G.G., 1905 Beetles of Russia, Western Europe and Neighbouring Countries
Joy, N., 1932 A Practical Handbook of British Beetles
Lane, S., Wright, R. & Forsythe, T., 2008 Beetles of Warwickshire
Linssen, E.F., 1959 Beetles of the British Isles - first series
Linssen, E.F., 1959 Beetles of the British Isles - second series
Illustrated index of families to the Atlas of beetles: http://www.zin.ru/ANIMALIA/COLEOPTERA/eng/all_fams.htm Illustrated index of families to the Atlas of beetles
Käfer Europas: http://www.coleo-net.de/coleo/index.htm Käfer Europas
Coleopteran Families: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhm_beetle_id/collections/72157625239006899/ Coleopteran Families
Photo gallery: Beetles - Coleoptera: http://www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds4/photogallerythumbsbeetles.htm Photo gallery: Beetles - Coleoptera
Reitter, E, 1908 Die Käfer des Deutsches Reiches
Rye, E.C., 1866 British beetles: an introduction to the study of our indigenous Coleoptera
Spry, W. & Shuckard, W.E., 1861 British Coleoptera delineated
Unwin, D.M., 1984 A Key to the Families of British Beetles
Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut): http://users.skynet.be/jjw.myco.mons Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut)
Beetles (Coleoptera) and Coleopterists: http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/eng/index.htm Beetles (Coleoptera) and Coleopterists

Dung

Skidmore, P., 1991 Insects of the British Cow-Dung Community

Host plants

Kirk, W.D.J., 1992 Insects on Cabbages and Oilseed Rape

Larvae

van Emden, F.I., 1942 Larvae of British Beetles III: Keys to the families
Photos of beetles larvae from families recorded in Palaearctic region: http://www.zin.ru/animalia/coleoptera/eng/zaitlarv.htm Photos of beetles larvae from families recorded in Palaearctic region

Leaf-miners

Robbins, R., 1990 A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire, with notes on others occurring in the Midlands

on cherry trees

Leather, S.R. & Bland, K.P., 1999 Insects on cherry trees

on docks

Salt, D.T. & Whittaker, J.B., 1998 Insects on dock plants

on thistles

Redfern, M., 1995 Insects and Thistles

Online library

www.biolib.de - online : http://www.biolib.de/ www.biolib.de - online

Pest species

Bousquet, Y., 1990 Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: an identification guide

Plant galls

Darlington, A., 1968 A Pocket Encyclopedia of Plant Galls in colour

Stored product pests

Mound, L. (ed), 1989 Common Insects of Stored Products: a guide to their identification.

Water Beetles

Greenhalgh, M. & Ovenden, D., 2007 (fresh and brackish water species) Freshwater Life of Britain and Northern Europe

World fauna

Kaefer der Welt - Beetles of the World : http://www.kaefer-der-welt.de/ Kaefer der Welt - Beetles of the World

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 159 general literature references to COLEOPTERA (beetles)

COLEOPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(insects)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 4836 feeding and other relationships of COLEOPTERA (beetles)

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