Third revised edition. A comprehensive checklist of Beetles recorded from Great Britain and Ireland, including the Isle of Man, but not the Channel Islands. Provides a comprehensive listing of subfamilies, genera and species.
Compared to the first edition several updates have been made to family-group names, 47 new species have been added to the main list, and 9 species have been removed. The third edition also includes a chapter on fossil beetles.
The checklist aims to include all species that have been reliably recorded from the British Isles as possible residents. Exotic species which are only known from importation, and have never formed established populations, are listed in an appendix. The checklist aims to be comprehensive in its listing of subfamilies, genera and species. Tribes and subtribes are only listed when supported by a recent, authoritative review. Contemporary checklists vary in the extent to which they include subgenera and many subgeneric classifications are old and in need of review. Consequently, subgenera have only been listed when they enjoy current and widespread usage.