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Chorthippus brunneus

Observed: 30th September 2011 By: jenniferpowelljenniferpowell’s reputation in Invertebratesjenniferpowell’s reputation in Invertebratesjenniferpowell’s reputation in Invertebrates
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jenniferpowell's picture

Thank you for your help.

Thank you for your help. :)
Im really intrested in beetles, please can you recommend a good anatomy book? Ive got lots of basic books that give the basic anatomy, but i want something that goes a bit further than just stating, 'antenna'for example, what are the nobbly bits on the end of the antenna on a dor beetle?
Thanks in advance. x
P.S. I know my pics suck, my camera broke and im having to use my phone :(

jennifer powell

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You should be able to get

You should be able to get most necessary basic anatomy from Collins' guides etc., but after that you need something more technical, especially for many beetle families. You can get some excellent and easy-to-use keys from www.johnwalters.co.uk, and then work to more difficult families, and a key to Nicrophorus at http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2009/beetle-news-march-....

There are lots of beetles in UK - the checklist is at http://www.coleopterist.org.uk/checklist2008%20A5.pdf, all 166 pages of it - and that has just the names!

The bits on the end of the antennae are usually just called 'clubs'.

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recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

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That beetle news is great!

That beetle news is great! As is the website its from, thanks!

jennifer powell