Skip to main content
close x

Beetles

There are a remarkable 2,600 kinds of beetles in the New Forest National Park.

This includes a number of uncommon and special species, with some only found in the Forest.

Beetles are spread across all the area’s habitats, with some specialists living on heathlands, but many living in woodland. These are saproxylic species, those dependant on the fungal decay of dead woody tissues and in some cases, these rare species only occur in ancient woodlands.

The range of habitats is important for the beetles of the New Forest and the way we manage the land is important for beetles to thrive. Here we look at a few rare species that have a particular stronghold in the New Forest and some of the common species that you are most likely to see.



Gillie
Molland
Lead Ranger

profile

'To help ground nesting birds rear their young safely, keep yourself, dogs and ridden horses on the main tracks from the beginning of March to the end of July.'

Newsletter Image

Email

Newsletter

6

Free

Six free walking routes when you sign up for New Forest Newsletter


Key To Map

Choose the categories you would like to display on the map.

Choose the categories to be display on the map

Subscribe to New Forest National Park Authority

By entering your email below you are consenting to us sending you newsletters. To unsubscribe, email communications@newforestnpa.gov.uk. More info: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/privacy-cookies


I think you mistyped your email
Your interests (tick at least one)








Please select one

By signing up to this form you are consenting to receive emails from us. Each email will contain a link to your personal reference settings where you can opt-out or change which emails you receive from us. Please read our Privacy Policyfor more information about how we use data.

Subscribe to New Forest National Park Authority

Thanks, your subscription has been confirmed. You've been added to our list and your New Forest walking pack is on its way to you, including a link to download our free app.