Coleoptera

Coleoptera, most commonly referred to as Beetles, is the largest group of insects in the world with over 4,000 species being found in Britain alone. It includes species such as the well known and much loved Ladybirds, though unfortunately most are far harder to identify accurately with many species being difficult, if not impossible to identify without a thorough microscopic examination. Since I have only recently begun to study beetles I will have inevitably made many mistakes below so please forgive any errors on my part, I am endeavouring to improve little by little.

Coccinellidae

2 Spot Ladybird (Adalia bipunctata)
7 Spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)
10 Spot Ladybird (Adalia decempunctata)
14 Spot Ladybird (Propylea quattuordecimpunctata)
22 Spot Ladybird (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata)
Cream Spot Ladybird (Calvia quattuordecimguttata)
Orange Ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata)

Cerambycidae

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn (Agapanthia villosoviridescens)

Chrysomelidae

Large Flax Flea Beetle (Aphthona euphorbiae)
Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula)
Altica species (possible A. lythri)
Neocrepidodera transversa (N. transversa)

Elateridae

Athous haemorrhoidalis (A. haemorrhoidalis)

Lycidae

Net-winged Beetle species (possibly Platycis minutus)

Lucanidae

Lesser Stag Beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus)

Scarabaeidae

Night-flying Dung Beetle (Aphodius rufipes)
Common Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)
Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola)

Silphidae

Black Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus humator)
Nicrophorus investigator (N. investigator)
Common Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides)

Geotrupidae

Dor Beetle species (probably Geotrupes stercorarius)

Pyrochroidae

Red-headed Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis)

Staphylinidae

Philonthus laminatus (P. laminatus)
Quedius levicollis (Q. levicollis)

Oedemeridae

Oedemera virescens (O. virescens)

Cantharidae

Cantharis cryptica (C. cryptica)
Cantharis livida (C. livida)
Cantharis nigricans (C. nigricans)
Cantharis pellucida (C. pellucida)
Cantharis rufa (C. rufa)
Cantharis rustica (C. rustica)
Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

Dermestidae

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

Carabidae

Bembidion quadrimaculatum (B. quadrimaculatum)
Bradycellus harpalinus (B. harpalinus)
Bradycellus verbasci (B. verbasci)
Carabus problematicus (C. problematicus)
Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris)
Strawberry Seed Beetle (Harpalus rufipes)
Snail Hunter Beetle (Cychrus caraboides)
Red-rimmed Plate Jaw (Leistus rufomarginatus)
Common Heart-shield (Nebria brevicollis)
Black Clock Beetle (Pterostichus madidus)
Poecilus species (probably Poecilus cupreus)

Curculionidae

Clay-coloured Weevil (Otiorhynchus singularis)
Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus)
Phyllobius virideaeris (P. virideaeris)
Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)

Nitidulidae

Epuraea aestiva (E. aestiva)
Pollen Beetle (Meligethes aeneus)