Beetle species are many and varied and they soon began to dominate our Other Insects page so I’ve split them out. Besides, I’m becoming more enamoured of beetles, so they deserve a page of their own.

Though we may not think of them as such, most peoples’ favourite beetles are probably the Ladybirds with which I start. I’ve also split out the Longhorn Beetles but the rest, Leaf Beetles/Ground Beetles etc, are lumped together. I originally tried to shadow the order of species used in a book but, with the addition of foreign species, that stopped working. I also had a harder time finding anything so I’ve settled on alphabetical order of binomial name.


10-spot Adonis Cream-streaked Eyed
Cream-spot 7-spot Pine Orange
Striped 14-spot 24-spot



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