Meet the Coleoptera

The Beetles

The most common form of animal life on earth. About a quarter of all animal species is a beetle of some sort and I expect we will be recording new species on a regular basis.

The front pair of wings are hardened into Elytra, which form a hard cover over the abdomen and hind pair of wings.

The most conspicuous of the Beetles are the typical forms of Ladybird we come across regularly.

Apoderus coryli

Apoderus coryli – Hazel-leaf Roller Weevil – Family: Attelabinae

Rhagonycha lignosa

Rhagonycha lignosa – Family: Cantharidae
Amara aenea – Sun Beetle – Family: Carabidae

Agelastica almi

Agelastica almi – Alder Leaf Beetle – Family: Chrysomelidae

Longitarsus jacobaeae

Longitarsus jacobaeae – Tansy Ragwort Flea Beetle – Family: Chrysomelidae

Adalia bipunctata

Adalia bipunctata – 2-Spot Ladybird – Family: Coccinellidae

Adalia decempunctata

Adalia decempunctata – 10-Spot Ladybird – Family: Coccinellidae

C. quatuordecimguttata

Calvia quatuordecimguttata – Cream-spot Ladybird – Family: Coccinellidae

C. septempunctata

Coccinella septempunctata – 7-Spot Ladybird – Family: Coccinellidae

Harmonia axyridis

Harmonia axyridis – Harlequin Ladybird – Family: Coccinellidae


Propylea quatuordecimpunctata – 14-Spot Ladybird – Family: Coccinellidae

P. vigintiduopunctata

Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata – 22-Spot Ladybird – Family: Coccinellidae
Leiosoma deflexum – Family: Curculionidae

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Otiorhynchus sulcatus – Vine Weevil – Family: Curculionidae

Phyllobius spp

Phyllobius spp – A Green Weevil – Family: Curculionidae

Sitona lineatus

Sitona lineatus – Pea Weevil – Family: Curculionidae

Agriotes lineatus

Agriotes lineatus – Lined Click Beetle – Family: Elateridae

Oedemera nobilis

Oedemera nobilis – Swollen-thighed Beetle – Family: Oedemeidae

Ochina ptinoides

Ochina ptinoides – Family: Ptinidae
Pyrochroa serraticornis – Common Cardinal Beetle – Family: Pyrochroidae

A. solstitiale

Amphimallon solstitiale – Summer Chafer – Family: Scarabaeidae

Cetonia aurata

Cetonia aurata – Rose Chafer – Family: Scarabaeidae

M. melolontha

Melolontha melolontha – Cockchafer – Family: Scarabaeidae

Philonthus marginatus

Philonthus marginatus – Family: Staphylinidae
Quedius cruentus – Family: Staphylinidae
Tachyporus chrysomelinus – Family: Staphylinidae