BioInfo (UK)

WCG - website of the Watford Coleoptera Group: http://thewcg.org.uk/

A nicely produced website with lots of photographs of set specimens each with accompanying descriptions.

The "id aids" tab takes you to useful keys, guides, and "species pairs".

Web site http://thewcg.org.uk/

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

COLEOPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 (beetles) Identification Current
Amara (Amara) communis (Panzer, 1797) (a ground beetle) Identification Current
Amara (Amara) convexior Stephens, 1828 (a ground beetle) Identification Current
Amara (Amara) ovata (Fabricius, 1792) (a ground beetle) Identification Current
Amara (Amara) similata (Gyllenhal, 1810) (a ground beetle) Identification Current
Notiophilus Duméril, 1806 (a genus of ground beetles) Identification Current
Pterostichus (Pseudomaseus) nigrita (Paykull, 1790) (a ground beetle) Identification Current
Pterostichus (Pseudomaseus) rhaeticus Heer, 1837/8 (a ground beetle) Identification Current
Pterostichus nigrita agg. (Paykull, 1790) (a ground beetle) Identification Current
Elaphrus Fabricius, 1775 (a genus of ground beetles) Identification Current
Grammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835 (a genus of longhorn beetles) Identification Current
Phaedon Latreille, 1829 (a genus of leaf beetles) Identification Current
Lema cyanella (Linnaeus, 1758) (a leaf beetle) Identification Current
Oulema melanopus s.l. (cereal leaf beetle) Identification Current
Oulema obscura (Stephens, 1831) (a leaf beetle) Identification Current
Oulema rufocyanea (Suffrian, 1847) (a cereal leaf beetle) Identification Current
Apteropeda globosa (Illiger, 1794) (a flea beetle) Identification Current
Apteropeda orbiculata (Marsham, 1802) (a flea beetle) Identification Current
Neocrepidodera ferruginea (Scopoli, 1763) (Wheat Flea Beetle) Identification Current
Neocrepidodera transversa (Marsham, 1802) (a flea beetle) Identification Current
Sphaeroderma rubidum (Graells, 1858) (a flea beetle) Identification Current
Sphaeroderma testaceum (Fabricius, 1775) (a flea beetle) Identification Current
Galerucella Crotch, 1873 (a genus of leaf beetles) Identification Current
Galerucella nymphaeae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Water-lily Leaf Beetle, Water-lily Beetle) Identification Current
Galerucella sagittariae (Gyllenhal, 1813) (a leaf beetle) Identification Current
Cordylepherus viridis (Fabricius, 1787) (a malachite beetle) Identification Current
Malachius bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Malachite Beetle) Identification Current
BYTURIDAE Jacquelin du Val, 1858 (raspberry beetles) Identification Current
Rhyzobius chrysomeloides (Herbst, 1792) (a ladybird) Identification Current
Rhyzobius litura (Fabricius, 1787) (a ladybird) Identification Current
Triplax aenea (Schaller, 1783) (a shiny fungus beetle) Identification Current
Rhizophagus (Rhizophagus) bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1792) (a narrow bark beetle) Identification Current
Rhizophagus (Rhizophagus) dispar (Paykull, 1800) (a narrow bark beetle) Identification Current
Pocadius adustus Reitter, 1888 (a pollen or sap beetle) Identification Current
Pocadius ferrugineus (Fabricius, 1775) (a pollen or sap beetle) Identification Current
Perapion (Perapion) hydrolapathi (Marsham, 1802) (a seed weevil) Identification Current
Perapion (Perapion) violaceum (Kirby, 1808) (a seed weevil) Identification Current
Phyllobius Germar, 1824 (a genus of leaf weevils) Identification Current
Phyllobius (Parnemoicus) roboretanus Gredler, 1882 (Small Green Nettle Weevil) Identification Current
Phyllobius (Subphyllobius) virideaeris (Laicharting, 1781) (Green Nettle Weevil) Identification Current
COLYDIIDAE Erichson, 1842 (narrow timber beetles) Identification Current
MYCETOPHAGIDAE Leach, 1815 (hairy fungus beetles) Identification Current
Oedemera Olivier, 1789 (thick-legged flower beetles) Identification Current
Tetratoma fungorum Fabricius, 1790 (a shiny fungus beetle) Identification Current
Cantharis cryptica Ashe, 1947 (a soldier beetle) Identification Current
Cantharis nigricans (Müller, O.F., 1776) (a soldier beetle) Identification Current
Cantharis pallida Goeze, 1777 (a soldier beetle) Identification Current
Cantharis pellucida Fabricius, 1792 (a soldier beetle) Identification Current
Malthinus Latreille, 1806 (a genus of soldier beetles) Identification Current
Rhagonycha Eschscholtz, 1830 (a genus of soldier beetles) Identification Current
Aphodius (Melinopterus) prodromus (Brahm, 1790) (a dung beetle) Identification Current
Aphodius (Melinopterus) sphacelatus (Panzer, 1798) (a dung beetle) Identification Current
Anacaena Thomson, C.G., 1859 (a genus of scavenger water beetles) Identification Current
Plegaderus dissectus Erichson, 1839 (a clown beetle) Identification Current
Plegaderus vulneratus (Panzer, 1797) (a clown beetle) Identification Current
Autalia Leach, 1819 (a genus of rove beetles) Identification Current
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