System Requirements at bottom of page
Note: If you have trouble downloading, please see the Support page.
For QBIB - The Quaternary Bibliography of Entomology, look here.
Latest data file update: 30 March 2013 (10.3 Mb zipped, 50 Mb unpacked)
Please download and install the appropriate version of the BugsCEP software package for your operating system below. Then replace the bugsdata.mdb file in the installation folder (usually C:\BugsCEP\, C:\program files\BugsCEP or C:\program files (x86)\BugsCEP ) with the file contained in the following zip file:
(please see the note below about exporting your existing data BEFORE updating)
If you have problems getting BugsCEP installed or running please make sure you install it in C:\BugsCEP\ (see installation instructions below).
Click on a beetle to download (ca. 52Mb):
Last updated: 25th January 2010 (please use the update file above to make the database current)
Last updated: 30th October 2007 (please use the update file above to make the database current)
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Please remember to export any countsheets that you have created before installing a newer version, otherwise they will be lost. Export the spreadsheets using the [Export] button on the Countsheet Manager or Countsheet Editor, you can then import them as instructed here. At the moment site and sample meta data will have to be re-entered manually, but a full export/import/update routine will be added later.
Please report any problems to phil.buckland (at) arke.umu.se
Alternative downloads and related databases
BugsCEP is also available through the NOAA Palaeoclimatology Branch (insects section), as are a number of related palaeoenvironmental datasets. The version of Bugs on bugscep.com is always the most recent version.
The Windows 2000 version is most likely to run on Windows NT4, but hasn't been tested recently. Windows 98 is unsupported, but if it still runs then please let us know!
Phil Buckland's thesis, which documents the development, testing and implementation of BugsCEP is now available for download from Umeå University Library. Chapter 3 provides a description of the data included in BugsCEP and instructions.
Note: On some systems, the setup will restart your computer without warning! Please really make sure you close all other programs and documents before installing.
The first time you run BugsCEP you will be asked to complete two tasks:
The data retrieval screen will then open. See the Online Help for further instructions, or use the application help built into BugsCEP.
Please let us know if you have any problems or questions.
BugsCEP will technically run on pretty much any MS Windows PC capable of running at least MS Windows 2000 (antique machines with less than 256Mb RAM or slower than 900MHz may have trouble).
BugsCEP requires between 60-150Mb of harddrive space to install, and should be given at least 20Mb of extra space to run.
MS Excel must be installed in order to use to climate and environmental reconstruction modules (BugsMCR and BugStats), but the rest of the database will still be accessible even without it.
Last edited: April 5, 2013