BioInfo (UK)

Duff, A.G., 2012

Beetles of Britain and Ireland: Sphaeriusidae to Silphidae

A detailed and thorough account of c. 25% of our beetles comprising these families.

Beginner coleopterists will perhaps be surprised at the emphasis on dissection to check aedeagi and spermathecae.

This is the first of a planned series of four volumes which is intended to cover our entire beetle fauna. The other volumes are to follow at intervals of a few years, and not necessarily in numerical order.

This replacement for Joy's "Practical Handbook" is long overdue!

Volume Volume 1
Pages 496
ISBN 978-0-9573347-0-0
Coverage All the recent, established, species in Britain and Ireland, as known at the time.
Illustrations Colour photographs at the rear; half-tone photographs and line drawings accompany the text.
Identify Under a Compound Microscope.

Malcolm Storey

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