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Fowler, W.W., 1887

The Coleoptera of the British Islands

Very old, but contains some of the best illustrations of British beetles. Nowadays almost impossible to find, but available for download from BHL, although their copies are missing some plates.

Plates are as follows:

Vol 1 269 pages Plates 1-36?
Vol 2 444 pages Plates 37-70
Vol 3 399 pages Plates 71-96?
Vol 4 411 pages Plates 99?-142
Vol 5 490 pages Plates 143-180
Vol 6 351 pages

The plates may be bound towards the back or the front, and are often missing or incomplete.

Publisher L. Reeve & Co. Ltd
Volume Vols 1-5+supp
Pages 269+444+399+411+490+351
Web site
Coverage All the British species known at the time.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

COLEOPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 (beetles) Identification Current
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