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 1
||All the recent, established, species in Britain and Ireland, as known at the time.
||Colour photographs at the rear; half-tone photographs and line drawings accompany the text.
||Under a Compound Microscope.