Skip to main content
Login Basket
Menu

Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to info@royensoc.co.uk

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time. identifythatinsect@royensoc.co.uk

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet. val@royensoc.co.uk

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice https://www.royensoc.co.uk/events

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

Keys to adults of the water beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 2)

RES Handbooks for the identification of British Insects. Volume 4 part 5b.

Garth N. Foster, David T. Bilton and Laurie E. Friday, 2014, 126pp.

Illustrated keys are provided for the families, genera, species and other taxa of British and Irish members of the superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera suborder Polyphaga). The Hydrophiloidea comprise the families Helophoridae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, and the Hydrophilidae. Most of these beetles are aquatic and this book is the second part of the Handbook series concerning water beetles. However, this work includes terrestrial Helophorus  and many species in the subfamily Sphaeridiinae of the Hydrophilidae. Notes include characters for distinguishing the sexes, basic information on biology and collecting methods, and reviews of distributions in Ireland and in Britain, including the Channel Isles. A key to all families of aquatic beetles is appended.

£25.00

Related Sites