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 23rd May 2022.
Click here or on Pete's beetle to enter the BugsCEP website...
...browse the fossil insect data online through SEAD...
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.
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.