Dear colleagues and friends,
this new web page was created to facilitate the access to the electronic updated version of water beetle catalogues, as well as any other potentially interesting information for aquatic beetle researchers.
It is still (and probably remains) under construction. Nevertheless, we hope that you will like it.
Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera

The idea to prepare a new catalogue of Palaearctic beetles was established by several Czech entomologists in Prague in 1996. Ivan Löbl (Geneva, Switzerland) and Aleš Smetana (Ottawa, Canada) took charged of the editorship of the catalogue. The printed catalogues were published in eight volumes (2003-2013) by Apollo Books (currently owned by Brill). First three volumes, including all water beetle families, were reprinted in a second and updated edition (2015-2017).

Catalogue of the family Gyrinidae was originally made by Paolo Mazzoldi (Brescia, Italy). New version for the second edition of the catalogue was compiled by Jiří Hájek (National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic) and Hans Fery (Berlin, Germany). The online version is available from 2019.

2019 2022

Catalogue of the family Dytiscidae was compiled by Anders N. Nilsson (Mullsjö, Nordmaling, Sweden); since 2013, the catalogue is annually updated by Jiří Hájek (National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic).

From 2007, the updated version is available online as pdf:

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

Hydrophiloidea catalogue was originally compiled by the late Michael Hansen. The updated version was published recently by the team of authors, under the leadership of Martin Fikáček (National Museum, Prague). Marek Przewoźny (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań) took care about the annual updates from 2016:

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

World Catalogue of Insects

A series established by Apollo Books (currently Brill). Updated electronic version is available for two families compiled by Anders N. Nilsson.

Noteridae: version 2011

Dytiscidae: version 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

Latissimus – the newsletter of the Balfour-Browne club

The Balfour-Browne Club was formed in 1976 as a group dedicated to the study of water beetles. It was named in honour of Professor Frank Balfour-Browne (1874-1967), the British doyen of water beetles.
Fifty newsletters were produced from 1976 to 1992. Their contents reflect the steadily increasing interest in European Coleoptera as a whole. The newsletter was renamed Latissimus in 1992. Everyone is expected to send reprints for review in Latissimus, plus, of course, short articles. Thanks to Garth Foster (Ayr, Scotland), Latissimus is available online from 2016:

Number: 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53

This web page was created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (DKRVO 2016/14) to the National Museum, Prague.