Checklist of Beetles of the British Isles

The latest (third) edition of Andrew Duff's Checklist of Beetles of the British Isles is now available (published May 2018), providing a comprehensive listing of subfamilies, genera and species. This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive checklist of the beetle fauna of the British Isles (covering Great Britain and Ireland, including the Isle of Man, but not the Channel Islands), and represents many person-years of effort by leading British coleopterists. The main checklist is fully annotated with detailed endnotes.

The third edition is fully revised and updated from the second edition. Among other changes it includes:

  • a new Introduction
  • in general, conformity with the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera
  • where possible a phylogenetic arrangement of higher taxa
  • inclusion of original genera in citations, where different from the current genus
  • a consistent treatment of subgenera in the main systematic list
  • more detailed synonymy
  • a more detailed summary of taxonomic and nomenclatural changes since the previous edition
  • and inclusion for the first time of an index to species-group names

The checklist can be obtained from Pemberley Books:

Cover of 2018 checklist