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

Shining Spider Beetle Mezium gibbum

The Shining Spider Beetle is similar in appearance to a small spider. However, this beetle also... more

Great Diving Beetle Dytiscus marginalis

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

Sulphur beetle Cteniopus sulphureus

The Sulphur Beetle is the only bright yellow beetle found in the UK and is closely related to... more

Identification of British Beetles

Carabus violaceus
Grammoptera ruficornis
Stenocorus meridianus
Dytiscus marginalis