An informal email newsletter circulated periodically to those interested in British beetles, edited by Richard Wright from the British Beetles newsgroup; issue downloads and content listings below.

  • Volume 4:2 (October 2012)
    • Editorial
    • New Glow-worm book
    • Beetles on iSpot
    • Joy’s Greatest Couplets 1: couplet 14/15, page 386.
    • Soldier beetles (Cantharidae) in the Speyside area of the Scottish Highlands, July 2012
    • A Few Interesting Records from Scotland
    • Notable Coleoptera recently recorded in Hertfordshire
    • Are beetles and other invertebrates being neglected in pond surveys?
    • Michael Darby exhibition
    • The weevil Diaprepes abbreviata (Curculionidae) in Peterborough
    • Observations of Cylindera germanica on the Jurassic Coast
    • Chrysolina americana (L.) (Col. Chrysomelidae), established outdoors in Barrow
    • Book Review – Key to adults of the water beetles of Britain and Ireland
    • Beginner’s Guide : Beetles on Common Mallow Malva sylvestris
  • Volume 4:1 (May 2012)
    • Editorial
    • Introductory photoguide to British beetles – advance notice
    • Beetle recording in Gloucestershire – an appeal for records
    • Beetle recording in Cornwall – an appeal for records
    • A major disadvantage of the ‘Typomap’ system for recording locality data
    • An Australian weevil, Achopera alternata Lea, 1910 (Curculionidae), in Wales
    • Flood Debris in Warwickshire, Spring 2012
    • Observations of Hypulus quercinus (Melandryidae)
    • Westmorland Plateumaris sericea (Chrysomelidae): a clarification
    • Philonthus parvicornis Gravenhorst in Kent
    • Eucnemids in Warwickshire – A Summary
    • Beginner’s Guide: Broad-nosed weevils in broad-leaved trees
  • Volume 3:3 (October 2011)
    • Editorial
    • Anobium inexpectatum/A. punctatum
    • Meadowsweet is a host of Cryptocephalus labiatus L. (Chrysomelidae)
    • An Improved Suction Sampler Conversion
    • A Modification of Farrants mountant for use in examining Carabid gut contents
    • Alternative foodstuffs of Coccinella septempunctata
    • Micrambe ulicis (Stephens) (Cryptophagidae) on cultivated blackcurrant
    • Rhagium bifasciatum in the Lake District
    • Lycoperdina bovistae (Fabricius) in Kent
    • Paracorymbia fulva in Nottinghamshire
    • Paracorymbia fulva – further information received
    • Beginner’s Guide: The British species of Erotylidae and Tetratomidae (corrected)
  • Volume 3:2 (June 2011)
    • Editorial
    • The occurrence of three different Cionus sp. weevils on the flowering shrub Phygelia in a Gloucestershire garden
    • Mogulones asperifoliarum (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) associated with Green Alkanet Pentaglottis sempervirens.
    • Paracorymbia fulva in Leicestershire – Part 2
    • Another garden food plant for Cassida viridis
    • Helophorus dorsalis – A Mystery Solved
    • Stenolophus teutonus in Warwickshire
    • Chrysolina sanguinolenta at Poppit Sands, Pembs
    • Review – Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Britain and Ireland
    • Review – The Staphylinidae (rove beetles) of Britain and Ireland Parts 7 and 8
    • Beginner’s Guide: The British species of Erotylidae and Tetratomidae
  • Volume 3:1 (March 2011)
    • Editorial
    • Northern Coleopterists’ Meeting
    • Beetles of Warwickshire – atlas for free download
    • The Leicestershire Museum Coleoptera Collection
    • Buglife oil beetle survey
    • A good year for 7-spots?
    • Paracorymbia fulva in Leicestershire
    • Some phytophagous beetles from garden plants – an addendum
    • Interesting beetles found in Gloucestershire in 2010
    • Photographs of Geotrupes mandibles
    • Beginner’s Guide: Common longhorn beetles of England
  • Volume 2:2 (December 2010)
    • Editorial
    • Free pdf downloads of beetle atlases
    • Some phytophagous beetles recorded from garden plants
    • New Somerset Recorders
    • Hydrochara caraboides in Cheshire
    • Endomychus coccineus (Linnaeus) (Endomychidae)- the bloody kneed beetle??
    • “Heathland” species in Warwickshire (VC38)
    • Rhagium bifasciatum – an orgy on a Scottish mountain
    • Beginner’s Guide: Geotrupidae
  • Volume 2:1 (March 2010)
    • Editorial
    • More websites for coleopterists
    • Collection of Coleoptera from Carrion
    • Aberrant antennae on a specimen of Kibunea minuta (L.)
    • Bembidion fluviatile and other river-edge carabids in N. Wales
    • Occurrence of Platyderus depressus (Carabidae) in Cheshire
    • British Coleopterists represented in the collections of the Bombay Natural History Society
    • Scarab dung beetles (Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) on Great Orme, VC 49, including Aphodius conspurcatus
    • Beginners’ Guide: The British species of Agriotes (Elateridae)
  • Volume 1:4 (December 2009)
    • Editorial
    • Some Beetle Species New to Warwickshire in 2009
    • On the food plants of Gymnetron villosulum
    • Some Scottish ladybird records
    • Additional records of Diaperis boleti (Tenebrionidae) from Surrey [VC17] during 2009
    • Review – Guides to British Beetles
    • New Shropshire Beetle Recording Group
    • Cheap and simple materials for pitfall traps
    • Beginners’ Guide: The species of Glischrochilus (Nitidulidae)
  • Volume 1:3 (October 2009) 
    • Editorial
    • Open-source biological recording programme
    • Colours in Anisodactylus poeciloides
    • Recent records of Hylecoetus dermestoides (Linnaeus, 1761) (Lymexylidae) in Surrey (VC 17).
    • Aging of Small Carrion to collect Coleoptera in summer
    • Recent records of Ixapion variegatum (Wencker) in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire
    • Otiorhynchus armadillo (Rossi) in Coventry, Warwickshire (VC 38)
    • Atlas of the Coccinellidae of the British Isles.
    • Ladybirds in Horncastle Lincolnshire
    • Survey of stag beetle “larval incidents” in private gardens
    • Beginner’s Guide: Silphidae (Part 2)
  • Volume 1:2 (July 2009)
    • Editorial
    • Pachyrhinus lethierryi (Desbrochers) present in Warwickshire (VC 38)
    • Pooter for collecting Micro Coleoptera directly into alcohol filled vials
    • Sitona lineatus (L.) (Curculionidae) at the seaside
    • An abundance of Chrysomela populi Linnaeus in Warwickshire (VC 38)
    • Uleiota planata (Linnaeus) in Britain, additional records from Warwickshire
    • Commonly used chemicals for the Coleopterist and where to find them
    • Wiltshire Beetles (new publication)
    • Beetles of Warwickshire (CD Rom)
    • Beginner’s Guide: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagus
  • Volume 1:1 (March 2009)
    • Editorial
    • Review: British Scraptiidae by Brian Levey
    • Warwickshire Coleoptera – an update
    • Somerset beetle records wanted
    • Some observations on the Orange Ladybird
    • Vivarium heat mats: a few suggested uses for the coleopterist
    • Cassida nebulosa Linnaeus (Chrysomelidae) in flight
    • News from recording schemes (Tenebrionoidea, Scirtidae, Stenini, Silphidae)
    • Beetle publications for free download
    • Beginner’s Guide Silphidae 1: Nicrophorus