This website is not here to use for positive identifications of species, but rather as an image guide to visually see if you may have identified your specimen correctly from the relevant literature.
Many beetle species look identical to the naked eye and must be viewed under a microscope in order to make a positive identification. Other species can not even be separated under a microscope, and genitalia must be dissected in order to confirm your identification.
There are some British species that are easy to identify in the field and from photographs as there are no other similar species in the UK. Where this is the case, I have marked the species with an asterix and note this in the species information.
I have split the beetles up by family, and will highlight species that I have recorded in Pembrokeshire.
Please click on the family name in order to view a list of species within the family, as well as information and photographs of each species.
Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles
Carabidae - Ground Beetles
Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles
Coccinellidae - Ladybirds
Geotrupidae - Dor Beetles & Minotaur Beetles (Large Dung Beetles)
Meloidae - Oil Beetles
Nitidulidae - Pollen Beetles
Scarabaeidae - Dung Beetles & Chafers
Silphidae - Burying/Sexton/Carrion Beetles
Staphylinidae - Rove Beetles
Hydrophillidae - Water Beetles
Histeridae - Hister Beetles
Image Gallery of some Beetles from Pembrokeshire
Please click on the thumbnails to view the full-size images.