Elateridae of the British Isles

Species Accounts

Notes on species accounts

Distribution accounts are adapted from the National Biodiversity Network (maps provided from NBN) and from the Provisional Atlas of the Click Beetles (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) of the British Isles, H. Mendel (1988), Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.

Biology and habitat accounts are derived from-

Alexander, K.N.A. (2002). The invertebrates of living and decaying timber in Britain and Ireland. A provisional annotated checklist. English Nature Research Reports Number 467. English Nature. Peterborough, UK. 

Leseigneur, L. (1972). Coleopteres Elateridae de la Faune de France. Societe Linneenne de Lyon. Lyon, France.

Agroatlas – Interactive Agricultural Ecological Atlasof Russia and Neighbouring Countries. Economic Plants and their Diseases, Pests and Weeds. www.agroatlas.ru


I am currently looking for photographic images to use on the species account pages. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who has good quality photographs of any of the British species who would grant permission for their work to be used on this site. Full credit will be given with each work, using wording of the owners choice. I am ideally looking for photographs of card mounted specimens, however any quality images would be gratefully accepted.

Please e-mail ctenicera@elateridae.co.uk

Species Accounts of the British Elateridae

Agrypnus murinus

Lacon querceus

Hypnoidus riparius

Actenicerus sjaelandicus

Anostirus castaneus

Ctenicera cuprea

Ctenicera pectinicornis

Calambus bipustulatus

Aplotarsus angustulus

Aplotarsus incanus

Paraphotistus impressus

Paraphotistus nigricornis

Prosternon tessellatum

Selatosomus aeneus

Selatosomus cruciatus

Selatosomus melancholicus

Cidnopus aeruginosus

Kibunea minuta

Limoniscus violaceus

Denticollis linearis

Athous haemorrhoidalis

Athous vittatus

Athous subfuscus

Athous bicolor

Athous campyloides

Diacanthous undulatus

Stenagostus rhombeus

Hemicrepidius hirtus

Adrastus pallens

Adrastus rachifer

Synaptus filiformis

Agriotes acuminatus

Agriotes lineatus

Agriotes obscurus

Agriotes pallidulus

Agriotes sordidus

Agriotes sputator

Dalopius marginatus

Ampedus balteatus

Ampedus cardinalis

Ampedus cinnabarinus

Ampedus elongantulus

Ampedus nigerrimus

Ampedus nigrinus

Ampedus pomonae

Ampedus pomorum

Ampedus quercicola

Ampedus rufipennis

Ampedus sanguineus

Ampedus sanguinolentus

Ampedus tristis

Brachygonus ruficeps

Ischnodes sanguinicollis

Megapenthes lugens

Procraerus tibialis

Elater ferrugineus

Sericus brunneus

Panspaeus guttatus

Melanotus castanipes

Melanotus punctolineatus

Melanotus villosus

Fleutiauxellus maritimus

Negastrius arenicola

Negastrius pulchellus

Negastrius sabulicola

Oedostethus quadripustulatus

Zorochros meridionalis

Zorochros minimus

Cardiophorus asellus

Cardiophorus gramineus

Cardiophorus ruficollis

Cardiophorus vestigialis

Dicronychus equisetioides