A series of five volumes entitled “A Handbook to the Order Lepidoptera” was published as part of Lloyd’s Natural History by Edward Lloyd, Ltd. in London, 1896. The series was edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe who was a curator in the Zoological Department of the British Museum. Sharpe was an extremely knowledgeable Ornithologist and worked closely with John Gould on his projects finishing some after Gould’s death. This particular series was authored by the eminent,W.F. Kirby, from the Zoology Department of the British Museum and one of the World’s Authorities on Butterflies and Moths. He was the Author of “European Butterflies and Moths” which is a great reference work and numerous other books.
These can be either downloaded or read for free at archive.org
Description of the Proctotrupidae family of parasitic wasps found in North America.
Atlas of beetles of Russia (a project dedicated to the 100th anniversary of G.G. Jacobson's book "Beetles of Russia").
The journal for butterfly, moth, and dragonfly enthusiasts.
The national society dedicated to studying and recording bees, wasps & ants (aculeate Hymenoptera) in Britain & Ireland.
An extensive gallery of photographs of beetles
Beetle News is a quarterly (March, June, September and December), is a UK online publication.
A consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Website whose purpose is to illustrate as as many of the True Bugs (Hemiptera) as possible
The aim of the British Dragonfly Society is to promote and encourage the study and conservation of dragonflies and their natural habitats, especially in the United Kingdom.