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Already registered on our site? If so, please sign in to submit your Oil beetle records. If you're new to our site, please create an account and sign in to submit your sightings.Thank you Thank you very much for joining with our Buglife oil beetle survey, your records are essential for learning more about these interesting creatures! Look out for results from this survey. If you had any problems uploading a picture, please leave a note in the comments window above and you will be contacted by our dedicated member of staff.


Enter location in Country postcode format (UK PE2 5UU) or coordinates (52.557756,-0.24455). Please don’t use commas as decimals, the correct format is: 41.40338, 2.17403 & always list latitude first
We know it’s not always possible but if you can, please try and take a photograph of oil beetles from the top so the body section just behind the head (pronotum) is visible. Our specialists use it to identify different species of oil beetles. Maximum file size is 5 MB.
Please let us know about any additional information on oil beetles you found: this could include plants they were feeding on or habitat you found them on
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