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Painting by Dr. Peter Skidmore

BugsCEP is a research and teaching aid for palaeoentomology, entomology and ecology. As well as habitat and distribution data, it includes tools for climate and environmental reconstruction, and facilities for storing site based abundance and collection data. A variety of searching and reporting functions greatly augment the efficiency of beetle based research.

Bugs is built around a comprehensive database of beetle ecology and (mainly) European fossil records which has been accumulated since 1985. The latest database update is from the 5 July 2023.

Click here or on Pete's beetle to enter the BugsCEP website...

...browse the fossil insect data online through SEAD...

...or go directly to downloads or the online help.

The closest thing to a manual is Phil Buckland's thesis, freely available for download from Umeå University Library.

Please note that this although Bugs is continually being updated, as is the list of publications, this website is more or less neglected pending replacement, when I have the time.

Click here for a list of publications about, citing or using Bugs & BugsCEP.
Now over 240 publications!

Please cite BugsCEP as follows:
Buckland, P.I. & Buckland, P.C. (2006). BugsCEP Coleopteran Ecology Package. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 2006-116. NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA. URL:http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/insect.html or http://www.bugscep.com

Always include version numbers and date downloaded in publications.

BugsCEP awarded Honourable Mention at The 2015 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences. See our entry here.

Please direct questions to:
phil.buckland (at) umu.se or paul.buckland (at) bugscep.com

Please see the support page for for help with any software issues.

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Quaternary Entomology Bibliography
bugscep.com also hosts
The Bibliography of Quaternary Entomology.

See SEAD - The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database for a look into the future of Bugs http://www.sead.se

Stats & numbers for BugsCEP here