We have developed a range of useful resources to help you identify Scarabs. Please click on the document to download it.
Guide to Aphodiini (Dung Dwellers). This is a 4.3MB file for a lower resolution version click here.
Guide to Geotrupidae (Dor Beetles)
Guide to Onthophagus (Dung Tunnellers)
Resources for Chafers and Stag Beetles are coming soon!
Links to other useful websites and resources
RES Handbook Dung Beetles and Chafers
Insects of the British Cow Dung Community – A Field Studies Council publication by Peter Skidmore
Maria Fremlin’s Stag Beetle website
Grab A Grid Reference – Great for finding an Ordnance Survey grid reference for submitting records
Herbaria at Home – Vice County Look Up for United Kingdom
Herbaria at Home – Vice County Look Up for Ireland
UK Soil Observatory – Soil maps
Biodiversity Heritage Library – open access digital library for biodiversity literature
For Livestock keepers
Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep