Grammoptera ruficornis is most noted for being one of the UK's smallest longhorn beetles. With a brownish grey colour, the wing cases of the beetle are covered in minute silky hairs that give it a... More
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Encyclopedia of British Beetles
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Lily Beetle||Lilioceris lilii (family Chrysomelidae)||
The lily beetle at a very striking bright red polished appearance.
|Shining Spider Beetle||Mezium gibbum||
The Shining Spider Beetle is similar in appearance to a small spider. However, this beetle also... more
|Green Tiger Beetle||Cicindela campestris||
Green Tiger Beetles are generally green with pale green spots on their elytra. The legs and... more
|Sulphur beetle||Cteniopus sulphureus||
The Sulphur Beetle is the only bright yellow beetle found in the UK and is closely related to... more
|Great Silver Beetle||Hydrophilus piceus||
The Great Silver Beetle is the UK's largest water beetle. It has a shiny black body that appears... more