The Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britian and Ireland

The Histeridae and Silphidae atlas covers 75 beetle species in three families.

  • Histeridae: the clown beetles
  • Sphaeritidae: the false clown beetles
  • Silphidae: the carrion beetles

What makes this book so special is that it is not just an atlas - it’s also an identification guide. So as well as maps of recent and historical distributions in Great Britain and Ireland, there are new identification keys to all recorded species. The detailed accompanying species accounts include threat and rarity statuses. Colour photographs feature throughout.

This book is for anyone with an interest in insects or natural history in general, and provides an accessible introduction to the identification of three families of beetles, including tips on how to find them. 

The publication is available on the Field Studies Council website