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
Click Beetle Athous haemorrhoidalis

The Cleg Fly has a relatively small head, and a predominantly grey-brown body with mottled brown... 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

Poplar Leaf Beetle Chrysomela populi

The Poplar Leaf Beetle is very similar in appearance to a typical bright-red ladybird without... more

Lily Beetle Lilioceris lilii (family Chrysomelidae)

The lily beetle at a very striking bright red polished appearance.

Thick-Legged Flower Beetle Oedemera nobilis

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

Identification of British Beetles

Sinodendron cylindricum
Rhagium bifasciatum
Chrysomela populi
Strangalia maculata