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Beetles of Britain and Ireland, Volume 3 Geotrupidae to Scraptiidae

Flora / Fauna Identification Key Coming Soon
By: Andrew G Duff(Author)
670 pages, 79 plates with 473 colour photos; b/w line drawings
Beetles of Britain and Ireland, Volume 3
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  • Beetles of Britain and Ireland, Volume 3 ISBN: 9780957334724 Hardback Jul 2020 Available for pre-order : Due Jul 2020
Price: £109.00
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About this book

Volume 3 covers a large number of families which exhibit a wide range of morphologies and ways of life, including the familiar dor beetles, stag beetles, dung beetles and chafers, jewel beetles, click beetles, glow-worms, soldier beetles, chequered beetles, ladybirds, darkling beetles, false blister beetles, oil beetles and cardinal beetles.

Volume 3 features:
- keys to 1088 species in 69 families, with family and genus introductions;
- detailed species notes including supporting characters, habitat, phenology, distribution and abundance;
- a bibliography;
- 79 colour plates with 473 photographs of selected species;
- and an index to scientific and English names.


Families in this volume:
Geotrupidae (dor beetles)
Trogidae (hide beetles)
Lucanidae (stag beetles)
Scarabaeidae (scarab beetles, dung beetles and chafers)
Eucinetidae (plate-thigh beetles)
Clambidae (fringe-winged beetles)
Scirtidae (marsh beetles)
Dascillidae (soft-bodied plant beetles)
Buprestidae (jewel beetles)
Byrrhidae (pill beetles)
Elmidae (riffle beetles)
Dryopidae (long-toed water beetles)
Limnichidae (minute marsh-loving beetles)
Heteroceridae (variegated mud-loving beetles)
Psephenidae (water penny beetles)
Ptilodactylidae (ptilodactylid beetles)
Eucnemidae (false click beetles)
Throscidae (throscid beetles)
Elateridae (click beetles)
Drilidae (false firefly beetles)
Lycidae (net-winged beetles)
Lampyridae (glow-worms)
Cantharidae (soldier beetles)
Derodontidae (tooth-necked fungus beetles)
Dermestidae (skin beetles)
Bostrichidae (auger beetles)
Ptinidae (anobiid and spider beetles)
Lymexylidae (ship-timber beetles)
Phloiophilidae (phloiophilid beetles)
Trogossitidae (trogossitid beetles)
Thanerocleridae (false chequered beetles)
Cleridae (chequered beetles)
Melyridae (soft-winged flower beetles)
Byturidae (fruitworm beetles)
Sphindidae (cryptic slime-mould beetles)
Biphyllidae (false skin beetles)
Erotylidae (pleasing fungus beetles)
Monotomidae (root-eating beetles)
Cryptophagidae (silken fungus beetles)
Silvanidae (silvanid beetles)
Cucujidae (flat bark beetles)
Phalacridae (shining flower beetles)
Laemophloeidae (line flat bark beetles)
Kateretidae (short-winged flower beetles)
Nitidulidae (sap beetles)
Bothrideridae (bothriderid beetles)
Cerylonidae (cerylonid beetles)
Alexiidae (alexiid beetles)
Endomychidae (handsome fungus beetles)
Coccinellidae (ladybirds)
Corylophidae (corylophid beetles)
Latridiidae (mould beetles)
Mycetophagidae (hairy fungus beetles)
Ciidae (ciid beetles)
Tetratomidae (polypore fungus beetles)
Melandryidae (false darkling beetles)
Mordellidae (tumbling flower beetles)
Ripiphoridae (ripiphorid beetles)
Zopheridae (zopherid beetles)
Tenebrionidae (darkling beetles)
Oedemeridae (false blister beetles)
Meloidae (blister beetles)
Mycteridae (mycterid beetles)
Pythidae (dead-log beetles)
Pyrochroidae (cardinal beetles)
Salpingidae (narrow-waisted bark beetles)
Anthicidae (ant-like flower beetles)
Aderidae (ant-like leaf beetles)
Scraptiidae (false flower beetles)

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Flora / Fauna Identification Key Coming Soon
By: Andrew G Duff(Author)
670 pages, 79 plates with 473 colour photos; b/w line drawings
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