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Unwin, D.M., 1984

A Key to the Families of British Beetles

Well illustrated key enabling identification to family level. There are companion volumes on families of Hemiptera and Diptera by the same author.

Publisher Field Studies Council (FSC)
Volume 66
Pages 197
ISBN 1 85153 166 X
Illustrations Line drawings in the text.
Identify Under a Stereo Microscope.
Specimen Prep. Mounted (carded) or pinned specimens.
Difficulty Mostly straigtforward, although counting tarsal segments on small specimens can be challenging (a droplet of water on the tarsi helps).

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

COLEOPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 (beetles) Identification Current
STREPSIPTERA (stylopids) Identification Current
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