Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch1

Beetles in conservation

Beetles in conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2010) Introduction, in Beetles in conservation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332599

Online ISBN: 9781444318623



  • beetles, Coleoptera - species-rich animal group on Earth;
  • beetles, diverse in lifestyle and ecology - and intruding on human consciousness;
  • countering positive values - as predators and biological control agents of pests;
  • highly specialized ecological oddities - abounding among Coleoptera;
  • tropical forest canopy in Panama, and richness of tropical beetle faunas;
  • beetle recognition and identification;
  • conspicuous or colourful adult beetles - popular objects for collectors;
  • little brown bird of ornithologist ‘twitchers’ - the little black beetle!;
  • rare species, red-listed saproxylic beetles in Sweden;
  • species assessment - against suite of criteria evaluating risk of extinction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Beetles and conservation

  • Beetle extinctions and extirpations

  • Beetle diversity

  • Beetle recognition and identification

  • Sampling and surveying beetles for conservation

  • Studying rare species

  • Evaluating conservation status and significance