The Staphylinidae (rove beetles) of Britain and Ireland Scaphidiinae, Piestinae, Oxytelinae
RES Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects Volume 12 Part 5
Derek A. Lott 2009 100pp
With over 55,000 species described worldwide and over 1,000 of these recorded in Britain and Ireland, the Staphylinidae represent one of the most species rich families in the animal kingdom. This book is the first of a series of identifictaion keys incorporating recent advances in the taxonomy of Staphylinidae into simple, easy-to-use keys. Illustrated keys are provided for the identification of the subfamilies of British Staphylinidae, with three subfamilies, Scaphidiinae, Piestinae and Oxytelinae, which form the Oxyteline group, being covered in full in this volume.