To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
We're still open for business - read our Brexit and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Field Guides & Natural History  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Beetles (Coleoptera)

The Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and Ireland

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key Distribution Atlas
Series: BRC Atlases Volume: 16
By: SA Lane(Author), CBH Lucas(Author), Ashleigh L Whiffin(Author)
310 pages, 21 plates with 80 colour photos; 130 colour photos, colour illustrations, and colour distribution maps
The Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and Ireland
Click to have a closer look
  • The Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and Ireland ISBN: 9781906698706 Paperback Jan 2021 In stock
    £24.99
    #252580
Price: £24.99
About this book Customer reviews Related titles
Images Additional images
The Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and IrelandThe Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and IrelandThe Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and IrelandThe Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and Ireland

About this book

The Histeridae and Silphidae atlas covers 75 beetle species in three families.
- Histeridae: the clown beetles.
- Sphaeritidae: the false clown beetles
- Silphidae: the carrion beetles.

Many of these large charismatic beetles are associated with decaying organic matter, including carcasses, dung and dead wood. Several species are widespread and common in domestic gardens, woodland and farmland. Indeed a few of these beetles regularly turn up in moth traps.

What makes this book so special is that it is not just an atlas. It’s also a brand new identification guide. So as well as maps of recent and historical distributions in Great Britain and Ireland, there are new identification keys to all recorded species. The detailed accompanying species accounts include threat and rarity statuses. Colour photographs feature throughout.


The aim of this atlas is to encourage the identification and recording of these fascinating insects. Run by the authors, the two recording schemes that exist for the groups either began (Histeridae and Sphaeritidae) or were relaunched (Silphidae) in 2016. Between them, they hold over 47,000 records contributed by a vast number of individual naturalists. Additional support has come from the Biological Records Centre in Britain and the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Ireland. Data from museum collections, individual biological record centres and from the online data hubs (iRecord and NBN Atlas) has also been collated.

Customer Reviews

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key Distribution Atlas
Series: BRC Atlases Volume: 16
By: SA Lane(Author), CBH Lucas(Author), Ashleigh L Whiffin(Author)
310 pages, 21 plates with 80 colour photos; 130 colour photos, colour illustrations, and colour distribution maps
Current promotions
British WildlifeLynx EdicionsSpecial Offer: Ecology and Natural History bookOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues