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Cooter, J. & Barclay M.V.L. (eds), 2006

A Coleopterist's handbook

The first half of the book is a family by family account of beetles and their habits, followed by a brief, but similarly aranged, look at the larvae. This is followed by the photographic plates which include 100 photographs of representative species. The second half of the work covers techniques: field craft (including lists of associated plants bot by beetle and by plant), collecting, identification, dissection, curation and rearing of larvae.

Every amateur or professional naturalist with any interest in beetles should have this wonderful compendium of everything coleopterological.

Publisher Amateur Entomologists' Society (AES)
Volume 11
Pages 439
ISBN 0 900054 70 0
Edition Fourth Edition
Illustrations Block of 32 plates of colour photographs bound near the centre and line drawings in the text.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

Aepus marinus (Ström, 1783) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Asaphidion curtum (Heyden, 1870) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Bembidion (Ocydromus) femoratum Sturm, 1825 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Blemus discus (Fabricius, 1792) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Blethisa multipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus Linnaeus, 1758 (a genus of ground beetles) Identification Current Colour photographs of a selection of species.
Carabus (Archicarabus) nemoralis Müller, O.F., 1764 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus (Carabus) granulatus subsp. hibernicus Lindroth, 1956 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus (Chaetocarabus) intricatus Linnaeus, 1761 (Blue Ground Beetle) Identification Current Colour photographs of imago, larva and ovum.
Carabus (Eucarabus) arvensis subsp. sylvaticus Dejean, 1826 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus (Hemicarabus) nitens Linnaeus, 1758 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus (Limnocarabus) clatratus Linnaeus, 1761 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus (Mesocarabus) problematicus subsp. harcyniae Sturm, 1815 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus (Morphocarabus) monilis Fabricius, 1792 (Necklace Ground Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Carabus (Oreocarabus) glabratus subsp. lapponicus Born, 1909 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Cychrus caraboides subsp. rostratus (Linnaeus, 1761) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Eurynebria complanata (Linnaeus, 1767) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Notiophilus aquaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Pterostichus (Lyperosomus) aterrimus (Herbst, 1784) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Cicindela campestris Linnaeus, 1758 (Green Tiger Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Cillenus lateralis Samouelle, 1819 (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Dyschirius (Dyschirius) obscurus (Gyllenhal, 1827) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Elaphrus (Trichelaphrus) riparius (Linnaeus, 1758) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Demetrias (Risophilus) imperialis (Germar, 1824) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus (Dejean, 1828) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Panagaeus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1775) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Pelophila borealis (Paykull, 1790) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Stenolophus mixtus (Herbst, 1784) (a ground beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Dytiscus marginalis Linnaeus, 1758 (Great Diving Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph of larva.
Graphoderus zonatus (Hoppe, 1795) (Spangled Diving Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Rhantus (Rhantus) exsoletus (Forster, 1771) (a diving beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Callidium violaceum (Linnaeus, 1758) (Violet Longhorn Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Clytus arietis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Wasp Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus, 1758) (House Longhorn Beetle, Old House Borer) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Molorchus minor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Spruce Shortwing Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Pyrrhidium sanguineum (Linnaeus, 1758) (Welsh Oak Longhorn Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Acanthocinus aedilis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Timberman Beetle) Identification Current Colour photographs of male and female.
Pogonocherus hispidulus (Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783) (Greater Thorn-tipped Longhorn Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Saperda scalaris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ladder-marked Longhorn Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Leptura quadrifasciata Linnaeus, 1758 (Four-banded Longhorn Beetle) Identification Current
Judolia sexmaculata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Three-banded Longhorn Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Stictoleptura rubra (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red Longhorn Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Rhagium Fabricius, 1775 (a genus of longhorn beetles) Identification Current Colour photograph of larva.
Chrysolina fastuosa (Scopoli, 1763) (Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Timarcha tenebricosa (Fabricius, 1775) (Bloody-nosed Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Cryptocephalus coryli (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hazel Pot Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph of larva in "pot".
Cryptocephalus decemmaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (10-spotted Pot Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Donacia versicolorea (Brahm, 1791) (a reed beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Psylliodes luridipennis Kutschera, 1864 (Lundy Cabbage Flea Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Galerucella sagittariae (Gyllenhal, 1813) (a leaf beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Cassida murraea Linnaeus, 1767 (Fleabane Tortoise Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph of green form.
Cassida rubiginosa Müller, O.F., 1776 (Thistle Tortoise Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph of larva.
Cassida viridis Linnaeus, 1758 (Green Tortoise Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Pilemostoma fastuosa (Schaller, 1783) (a tortoise beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Anthocomus rufus (Herbst, 1784) (a malachite beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Ptilinus pectinicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Fan-bearing Wood-borer) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Niptus hololeucus (Faldermann, 1835) (Golden Spider Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Ctesias serra (Fabricius, 1792) (Cobweb Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph of larva.
Opilo mollis (Linnaeus, 1758) (a chequered beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Anatis ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Eyed Ladybird) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Coccinella Linnaeus, 1758 (a genus of ladybirds) Identification Current Colour photograph of larva.
Halyzia sedecimguttata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Orange Ladybird) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Endomychus coccineus (Linnaeus, 1758) (a false ladybird) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Triplax russica (Linnaeus, 1758) (a shiny fungus beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Apoderus coryli (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hazel Leaf-roller Weevil) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Cionus scrophulariae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Figwort Weevil) Identification Current Colour photographs of adult and larvae.
Curculio glandium Marsham, 1802 (Acorn Weevil) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Magdalis (Odontomagdalis) carbonaria (Linnaeus, 1758) (a weevil) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Sitophilus granarius (Linnaeus, 1758) (Grain Weevil, Granary Weevil) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Melandrya caraboides (Linnaeus, 1761) (a false darkling beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Osphya bipunctata (Fabricius, 1775) (a false darkling beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Meloe proscarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 (Black Oil-beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Tomoxia bucephala Costa, A., 1853 (a tumbling flower beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Mycetophagus quadripustulatus (Linnaeus, 1761) (a hairy fungus beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Pyrochroa serraticornis (Scopoli, 1763) (Red-headed Cardinal Beetle) Identification Current Colour photographs of imago and larva.
Cteniopus sulphureus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Sulphur Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Agrilus (Anambus) biguttatus (Fabricius, 1777) (Oak Jewel Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Byrrhus fasciatus (Forster, 1770) (Banded Pill-beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Malthinus flaveolus (Herbst, 1786) (a soldier beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Malthodes marginatus (Latreille, 1806) (a soldier beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Rhagonycha fulva (Scopoli, 1763) (Common Red Soldier Beetle, "Hogweed Bonking Beetle") Identification Current Colour photograph.
Anostirus castaneus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chestnut Coloured Click Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Ampedus cardinalis (Schiödte, 1865) (Cardinal Click Beetle) Identification Current Colour photographs of imago and larva.
Lampyris noctiluca (Linnaeus, 1758) (Glowworm) Identification Current Colour photograph of female.
Aphodius (Acrossus) rufipes (Linnaeus, 1758) (a dung beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Cetonia aurata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Rose Beetle, Rose Chafer) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Gnorimus nobilis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Noble Chafer) Identification Current Colour photographs of imago, larva, frass.
Typhaeus typhoeus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Minotaur Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common Cockchafer, May Bug) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Serica brunnea (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brown Chafer) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Hydrophilus piceus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Great Silver Water Beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Margarinotus Marseul, 1853 (a genus of clown beetles) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Nicrophorus investigator Zetterstedt, 1824 (a sexton beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Dendroxena quadrimaculata (Scopoli, 1772) (a sexton beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Silpha tristis Illiger, 1798 (a sexton beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph of larva.
Lordithon thoracicus (Fabricius, 1777) (a rove beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Ocypus (Ocypus) olens (Müller, O.F., 1764) (Devil’S Coach-horse, Rove Beetle, Cocktail) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Staphylinus erythropterus Linnaeus, 1758 (a rove beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Tachyporus hypnorum (Fabricius, 1775) (a rove beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
Bitoma crenata (Fabricius, 1775) (a narrow timber beetle) Identification Current Colour photograph.
COLEOPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 (beetles) Background Reading Current
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