British Beetles

British Beetles on Wild About Britain includes the latest beetle news from across the UK, hundreds of beetle photos in our image gallery, dozens of beetle conversations in our insect forums, a directory of British beetle-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on everything from the Rainbow Leaf and Minotaur Beetles to the Biurnal Ground Beetle and the Two-banded Longhorn.

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.

Longhorn Beetle Strangalia maculata

Striking variably marked yellow and black upper body; antennae also black and yellow. Elytra... more

Thick-Legged Flower Beetle Oedemera nobilis

This spectacular metallic-green beetle is usually seen on flowers. Only the male has the... more

Great Diving Beetle Dytiscus marginalis

The Great Diving Beetle is a large water beetle, with a generally dark brown/black appearance... more

Bee Beetle Trichius fasciatus

As the name suggests, the Bee Beetle is a beetle with a very bee-like appearance, due to it's... more

Identification of British Beetles