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(Fallen 1807) (Fallen 1807) (Fallen 1807) (Fallen 1807) (Scopoli 1763)
Coleoptera - Cantharidae Coleoptera - Cantharidae Coleoptera - Cantharidae Coleoptera - Cantharidae Coleoptera - Pyrachroidae
Rustic Sailor Beetle - Cantharis rustica Rustic Sailor Beetle - Cantharis rustica Rustic Sailor Beetle - Cantharis rustica Rustic Sailor Beetle - Cantharis rustica Cardinal Beetle - Pyrochroa serraticornis

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: May until August.

Habitat: Open sunny grassy places, woods, parks and gardens etc.

Comment: In the British Isles it is common and wide spread across the south, becoming more local and uncommon north of Yorkshire.

(Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763)
Coleoptera - Cantharidae Coleoptera - Cantharidae Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae Coleoptera - Pyrachroidae
Common Red Soldier Beetle - Rhagonycha fulva Common Red Soldier Beetle - Rhagonycha fulva Lily Beetle - Lilioceris lilliii Lily Beetle - Lilioceris lilliii Cardinal Beetle - Pyrochroa serraticornis

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: July and August.

Habitat: Open grassy places with wild flower such as Ragwort, Hogweed and other umbellifers.

Comment: Fairly common and widely distributed throughout the British Isles.

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: April to September.

Habitat: Pests of cultivated Lilies, and feeds on Lily leaves

Comment: This species first reached Britain in the early 1900s. Now it is common and widespread throughout England.

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: Early May until June.

Habitat: Wooded areas with with plenty of decaying and fallen timber.

Comment: Common in the south east England. More localised, and less common further as far north as Cumbria. Not recorded from the West Country and Wales.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)  
Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae  
Alder Leaf Beetle - Agelastica alni Alder Leaf Beetle - Agelastica alni Alder Leaf Beetle - Agelastica alni Alder Leaf Beetle - Agelastica alni  

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: Late spring until early autumn.

Habitat: Usually near Alder trees, the larvae feed on Alder foliage, and occasionally other deciduous trees.

Comment: Almost became extinct some years ago, but is now making a come back. Its present status in Britain is unknown.

Spare Slot for expansion
(Germar 1824) (Germar 1824) (Fabricius 1775 ) (Fabricius 1775 ) (Fabricius 1775 )
Coleoptera - Curculionidae Coleoptera - Curculionidae Coleoptera - Curculionidae Coleoptera - Curculionidae Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Green Leaf Weevil - Phyllobius maculicornis Green Leaf Weevil - Phyllobius maculicornis Black Vine Weevil - Otiorhynchus sulcatus Black Vine Weevil - Otiorhynchus sulcatus Black Vine Weevil - Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: April through to September.

Habitat: Wooded areas with deciduous broad-leaved trees.

Comment: Localised but common throughout England and Wales.

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: Can be seen in most months of the year, peaks in summer.

Habitat: Known as a pest in potted plants , the larvae eating the roots, and often killing the plant.

Comment: Fairly: Common and wide spread in the UK.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Garden Chafer - Phyllopertha horticola Garden Chafer - Phyllopertha horticola Garden Chafer - Phyllopertha horticola Aphodius rufipes Aphodius rufipes

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: June until August.

Habitat: Meadows, domestic lawns and other open grassy places, the larvae feed on grass and clover roots.

Comment: Not common, and is mainly found in the west of England and Wales, being sporadic else where.

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: Most of the year around, peaking in summer to autumn.

Habitat: Found where ever there is animal dung (faeces). Stables, cow sheds, grazing pastures et.

Comment: Common and wide spread throughout the British Isles.

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