This recording scheme covers all the British members of the families: Cantharidae (soldier beetles), Lampyridae (fireflies), Lycidae (net-winged beetles) & Drilidae
Records for all members of the above families are encouraged via the iRecord website or mobile app. Alternatively, records can be sent in a spreadsheet format (use the contact links below for details).
The scheme is now run by Stephanie Skipp who is willing to answer queries or recieve specimens for identification.
The Soldier Beetles and Allies Recording Scheme has recently chenged hands from its former organisor, Keith Alexender. Keith's extensive contibutions to the scheme have included the following publicatons:
- Provisional Atlas Of The Cantharoidea And Buprestoidea (Coleoptera) Of Britain And Ireland, Alexander (2003), Biological Records Centre, Huntingdon.
- A Review of the beetles of Great Britain; The Soldier Beetles and their allies, Alexander (2014), Natural England Commisioned Report NECR134