Staphylinidae Recording Scheme

This scheme is currently being run by Don Stenhouse (co-organiser and verifier) and Alison Thornhill (co-organiser). More information will follow on progress in mobilising records for this very species-rich family of beetles, buildng on the work previously done by the late Peter Hammond.

A list of identification resources is being compiled. The "Gallery" link on this page shows a wide range of species examples (but note that many staphylinid species require microscopic examination to identify.) Mark Gurney has produced an identification guide to species of Platydracus and Staphylinus.