Pollen beetles

The Pollen Beetles RES Handbook deals with the family Kateretidae and the subfamily Meligethinae of the Nitudulidae in detail. The remaining subfamilies of Nitudulidae are briefly discussed.

A checklist of the British Kateretidae and Nitudulidae as a whole is given, as well as sections on the life history and preimaginal stages of pollen beetles, with special emphasis on the ‘rape blossom beetles’. A table of larval foodplants is given, including the flowering periods of these host species.

RES Handbook vol 5 part 6a