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Jessop, L., 1986

Dung Beetles and Chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)

Dichotomous keys to larvae (to genus only) and to adults (to species) with species entries describing habitat, frequency, phenology and distribution.

Can be downloaded from the Royal Entomological Society's website.

Publisher The Royal Entomological Society of London (RES)
Volume Vol 5, Part 11
Pages 53
ISBN 0 901546 66 6
Edition New
Web site
Coverage Covers all UK species known at the time.
Illustrations Stippled drawings of whole animals and line drawings of diagnostic features, grouped at the end of the book.
Identify Under a Stereo Microscope.
Specimen Prep. Mounted (carded) or pinned specimen.
Difficulty Adult keys mostly fairly straightforward, although Amphimallon and Melolontha can be challenging. Skidmore's AIDGAP key "Insects of the British Cow-Dung Community" provides an alternative key.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope


Photos and supplementary information Images to support Jessop’s RES key to Aphodius dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
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