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COLEOPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 (beetles)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 4044 images of COLEOPTERA (beetles)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of COLEOPTERA (beetles)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
ADEPHAGA Clairville, 1806 (water and ground beetles) Suborder 195 subtaxa 157 217
AEGIALIIDAE (a family of beetles) Family 1 subtaxon    
Aegialia (Aegialia) arenaria (Fabricius, 1787) (a scarab beetle) Species     1
CHRYSOMELOIDEA (leaf, longhorn and seed beetles) Superfamily 323 subtaxa 174 2028
MALACHIIDAE (a family of beetles) Family 5 subtaxa 3 2
MYXOPHAGA Crowson, 1955 (a suborder of beetles) Suborder 1 subtaxon    
SPHAERIUSIDAE Erichson, 1845 (scavenger beetles) Family   1  
POLYPHAGA Emery, 1886 (mainly terrestrial beetles) Suborder 1079 subtaxa 515 2602
TROGOSITIDAE (a family of beetles) Family 3 subtaxa    
Nemozoma elongatum (Linnaeus, 1761) (a beetle) Species     1
Ostoma ferrugineum (Linnaeus, 1758) (a domed fungus beetle) Species     1
Thymalus limbatus (Fabricius, 1787) (a domed fungus beetle) Species     1
ZOPHERIDAE (a family of beetles) Family 3 subtaxa    
Aulonium ruficorne (Olivier, 1790) (a narrow timber beetle) Species     2
Aulonium trisulcus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785) (a narrow timber beetle) Species     1
Bitoma crenata (Fabricius, 1775) (a narrow timber beetle) Species   1 1
(water beetles) (water beetles) Informal 756 subtaxa 316 3105

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
Duff, A.G., 2016 Beetles of Britain and Ireland: Cerambycidae to Curculionidae
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

General Works

Beetles-British Isles discussion group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/beetles-britishisles Beetles-British Isles discussion group
Coleoptera page of the Tree of Life: http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Coleoptera&contgroup=Endopterygota Coleoptera page of the Tree of Life
http://www.coleoptera.org/: http://www.coleoptera.org/ http://www.coleoptera.org/
anon., 1954 A Coleopterist's Handbook
Cooter, J. & Barclay M.V.L. (eds), 2006 A Coleopterist's handbook
Duff, A.G. (ed.), 2008 Checklist of Beetles of the British Isles
Evans, G., 1977 Life of Beetles
Micropics: http://micropics.org.uk/index.htm Micropics
Harding, P.T. & Rose, F., 1986 Pasture woodlands in lowland Britain
A. A. Allen Collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhm_beetle_id/sets/72157626215088317/ A. A. Allen Collection
http://www.earthlife.net/insects/coleopt.html: http://www.earthlife.net/insects/coleopt.html http://www.earthlife.net/insects/coleopt.html
Wright, R., 2013 Beetles (in Wildlife Reports, Feb 2013)

Dead wood

Alexander, K.N.A., 2002 The Invertebrates of Living and Decaying Timber in Britain and Ireland - a Provisional Annotated Checklist
Alexander, K.N.A., 2004 Revision of the Index of Ecological Continuity as used for saproxylic beetles
Alexander, K.N.A., 2004 Revision of the Index of Ecological Continuity as used for Saproxylic Beetles
Saproxylic Quality Index: http://khepri.uk/main/ Saproxylic Quality Index
Fowles, A.P., Alexander, K.N.A., & Key, R.S., 1999 The Saproxylic Quality Index: evaluating wooded habitats for the conservation of deadwood Coleoptera
Jonsell, M., 2008 Saproxylic beetle species in logging residues: which are they and which residues do they use?
Lott, D.A., 2007 Changes in the saproxylic coleoptera fauna of four wood pasture sites
Nieto, A. & Alexander, K.N.A., 2010 European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles
Regional studies
Alexander, K.N.A., 2006 Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey, assessment and management recommendations of Calke Park, Derbyshire
Denton, J. & Chandler, P., 2005 Rotherfield Park, North Hampshire, an important site for saproxylic Coleoptera, Diptera and other insects
Denton, J., & Chandler, P., 2005 Rotherfield Park, North Hampshire: An important site for Saproxylic Coleoptera, Diptera and other Insects
Skidmore, P., 2003 Saproxylic Insect Survey of the Virginia Water and Bishopsgate areas of Windsor Park, 2002-2003

Faunal lists

O'Meara, M., 2008 The Beetles of Waterford City & County

Hosts

Bullock, J.A., 1992 Host Plants of British Beetles: A List of Recorded Associations

Journals and periodicals

The Coleopterist web-site: http://www.coleopterist.org.uk/ The Coleopterist web-site

Journals

Coleopterist's Newletter Journal
The Coleopterist Journal
Beetle News Journal
Leaf-miners
British Leafminers Journal

Leaf-miners

UK Leafminers discussion group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ukleafminers/join UK Leafminers discussion group

Metaliterature

Wright, R., 2009 Beetle publications for free download

Museums and Libraries

Natural History Museum: Coleoptera Collection and Card Index: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/projects/coleoptera/ Natural History Museum: Coleoptera Collection and Card Index

Parasites and parasitoids

van Emden, F.I., 1950 Dipterous parasites of Coleoptera

Societies

Coleopterists Society: http://www.coleopsoc.org/ Coleopterists Society

Software

Buckland, P. & P., 2006 Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package

Suppliers

Polybags Ltd: http://www.polybags.co.uk Polybags Ltd

Techniques

Bowestead, S. & Eccles, T.M. Drawing Techniques for Publication

COLEOPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

COLEOPTERA is associated with:

Phallus hadriani - Sand Stinkhorn, Dune Stinkhorn (Phallales: Phallaceae) feeds on spore mass of fruitbody UK/Ireland Shaw, D.E. & Roberts, P., 2002
adult Coeloglossum viride - Frog Orchid (Asparagales: Orchidaceae) adult pollinates or fertilises flower Harrap, A. & S., 2009 [small beetles]
adult Dactylorhiza fuchsii - Common Spotted-orchid (Asparagales: Orchidaceae) adult pollinates or fertilises flower Foreign Harrap, A. & S., 2009
adult Serapias lingua - Greater Tongue Orchid, Tongue-orchid adult pollinates or fertilises flower Major Harrap, A. & S., 2009

There may be more taxa associated with Coleoptera listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)

Associated with COLEOPTERA:

may be infected by colony of Hirsutella anamorph Cordyceps entomorrhiza - an ascomycete (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) UK/Ireland Dennis, R.W.G., 1995
spreads Basidiobolus ranarum - a zygomycete (Basidiobolales: Basidiobolaceae) Weber, R.W.S. & Webster, J., 1998 [insects eaten by vertebate host]
adult adult is predated by adult Troilus luridus - Bronze Shieldbug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
adult adult is predated by leaf Pinguicula vulgaris - Common Butterwort (Lamiales: Lentibulariaceae) Darwin, C., 1875 [small spp. (page 370)]
egg egg is parasitoid host of egg Fidiobia hispanica - a platygastrid wasp (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) UK/Ireland Restricted Notton, D.G., Popovici, O.A., van Achterberg, C., de Rond, J. & Burn, J.T., 2014
egg egg is parasitoid host of larva Fidiobia hispanica - a platygastrid wasp (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) UK/Ireland Restricted Notton, D.G., Popovici, O.A., van Achterberg, C., de Rond, J. & Burn, J.T., 2014
egg egg is predated by adult Orthotylus (Orthotylus) tenellus - a plantbug or grassbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
egg egg is predated by nymph Orthotylus (Orthotylus) tenellus - a plantbug or grassbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
larva (young) larva (young) is predated by adult Orthotylus (Orthotylus) tenellus - a plantbug or grassbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
larva (young) larva (young) is predated by nymph Orthotylus (Orthotylus) tenellus - a plantbug or grassbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
larva larva may be infected by Entomophthora coleopterorum - an entomophagous fungus (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) Waterhouse, G.M. & Brady, B.L., 1982
larva larva is predated by adult Troilus luridus - Bronze Shieldbug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
wood-boring galleries (disused) disused wood-boring galleries may attract larva (1st year) Dinoptera collaris - Red-collared Longhorn Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Duff, A. (Illust: Lewington, R.), 2006 [2nd year spent in soil]

Coleoptera may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Darwin, C., 1875 Insectivorous Plants
Dennis, R.W.G., 1995 Fungi of the South East England
Duff, A. (Illust: Lewington, R.), 2006 Identification - Longhorn Beetles: Part 1
Harrap, A. & S., 2009 Orchids of Britain & Ireland: a field and site guide
Notton, D.G., Popovici, O.A., van Achterberg, C., de Rond, J. & Burn, J.T., 2014 Parasitoid wasps new to Britain (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Eurytomidae, Braconidae & Bethylidae)
Shaw, D.E. & Roberts, P., 2002 Bees and Phalloid Exudate
Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959 Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles
Waterhouse, G.M. & Brady, B.L., 1982 Key to the Species of Entomophthora sensu lato
Weber, R.W.S. & Webster, J., 1998 Teaching Techniques for Mycology: 5. Basidiobolus ranarum
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