This site is devoted to the study of beetles, mostly those that occur in the UK but also some from other areas. It is very easy for naturalists working in the UK to become parochial regarding our fauna but the vast majority of our UK species represent only a small part of a much wider Palaearctic or even world population and diversity, so we attempt to present our species within this wider context both by outlining their global occurrence and by presenting some non-British material. Our aim, at least initially, is to present some of the more frequently encountered species in such a way as to assist with their identification and provide some insight into their biology, distribution and place in the evolutionary scheme as it is currently acknowledged.

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This site is a member of

The Beetle Ring