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Carabidae (ground beetles)

Hygrobiidae 
The ground beetles (Cara­bidae) are a very large family with more than 40,000 scientifically described species worldwide. More than 550 species are recorded from Germany. The majority of them are land-dwellers, but a few species are aquatic hunters. Most of the species are nocturnal and carnivorous and prey on invertebrates and their larvae. Large species (e.g. genus Carabus) can also overpower smaller mollusks, like worms or slugs. Some species are herbivorous and feed on grass seeds with high contents of fats and starch. They can be found from the lowland up to alpine levels and in many different habitats, from wet to xerothermic. They have also occupied special ecological niches: Some species live under the bark of trees (corticolous), on trees and shrubs (arboreal), in caves (cavernicolous) or subterraneous (hypogaeic).
World: 40,000 Europe: 2700 Germany: 566 (538) collected: 282 fraction (%): 50 (52)

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12 - 16 mm
Cicindela silvicola ♂
11.5 - 15.5 mm
Cicindela hybrida
10.5 - 14.5 mm
Cicindela campestris
6.5 - 10 mm
Cylindera arenaria
13.5 - 20 mm
Calosoma inquisitor ♂
22 - 30 mm
Calosoma sycophanta ♂
34 - 40 mm
Carabus coriaceus ♂
19 - 30 mm
Carabus irregularis ♂
18 - 34 mm
Carabus violaceus ♂
24 - 36 mm
Carabus intricatus ♂
18 - 26 mm
Carabus auronitens
20 - 30 mm
Carabus problematicus
17 - 23 mm
Carabus granulatus ♂
19 - 33 mm
Carabus cancellatus
20 - 27 mm
Carabus auratus
14 - 20 mm
Carabus convexus ♀
13 - 17 mm
Carabus nitens ♀
13 - 23 mm
Carabus arvensis ♂
17 - 32 mm
Carabus monilis
20 - 26 mm
Carabus nemoralis ♂
23 - 30 mm
Carabus hortensis ♂
19 - 29 mm
Carabus silvestris ♂
14 - 20 mm
Cychrus caraboides
13 - 16 mm
Cychrus attenuatus
7.7 - 10.4 mm
Leistus spinibarbis
7.5 - 9.5 mm
Leistus rufomarginatus
6.5 - 7.5 mm
Leistus ferrugineus
12 - 16 mm
Nebria livida
9 - 14 mm
Nebria brevicollis
9 - 12.5 mm
Nebria salina
4 - 5.3 mm
Notiophilus aesthuans
4 - 4.5 mm
Notiophilus germinyi
4 - 5.5 mm
Notiophilus rufipes
5 - 5.5 mm
Notiophilus biguttatus
4.5 - 6.5 mm
Omophron limbatum
7.5 - 9.5 mm
Elaphrus uliginosus
7.6 - 9 mm
Elaphrus cupreus
5 - 7 mm
Elaphrus riparius
5.5 - 7.5 mm
Elaphrus aureus
7 - 8 mm
Loricera pilicornis
5.5 - 6.3 mm
Clivina fossor
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Clivina collaris
4.3 - 5.7 mm
Dyschirius nitidus
4 - 5.4 mm
Dyschirius lucidus
2.6 - 3.5 mm
Dyschirius aeneus
3 - 4.2 mm
Dyschirius luedersi
2.5 - 3.8 mm
Dyschirius intermedius
2.8 - 3.4 mm
Dyschirius laeviusculus
2.6 - 3.8 mm
Dyschirius angustatus
2 - 2.9 mm
Dyschirius globosus
17 - 25 mm
Broscus cephalotes ♂
2.2 - 2.8 mm
Perileptus areolatus
3 - 4 mm
Epaphius secalis
5 - 6.5 mm
Trechus rubens
3.5 - 4.5 mm
Trechus quadristriatus
3.5 - 4.5 mm
Trechus obtusus
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Lasiotrechus discus
2.2 - 2.6 mm
Anillus caecus
1.9 - 2.5 mm
Paratachys bistriatus
1.7 - 2.4 mm
Elaphropus parvulus
2.2 - 3 mm
Elaphropus quadrisignatus
2.2 - 2.7 mm
Elaphropus sexstriatus
2.8 - 3.2 mm
Porotachys bisulcatus
2.8 - 3 mm
Tachyta nana
5.3 - 6.5 mm
Bembidion striatum
6 - 7.5 mm
Bembidion argenteolum
5 - 6.5 mm
Bembidion velox
5.2 - 6.2 mm
Bembidion litorale
3.5 - 4 mm
Bembidion pygmaeum
2.8 - 4 mm
Bembidion lampros
3.4 - 4.5 mm
Bembidion properans
4.3 - 5.6 mm
Bembidion punctulatum
4.9 - 6.1 mm
Bembidion dentellum
3.5 - 4.4 mm
Bembidion obliquum
4.1 - 5.1 mm
Bembidion varium
3 - 4.5 mm
Bembidion semipunctatum
4.2 - 5.5 mm
Bembidion prasinum
5.3 - 6.8 mm
Bembidion tibiale
4.3 - 5.7 mm
Bembidion geniculatum
4.3 - 5.5 mm
Bembidion atrocaeruleum
5 - 6 mm
Bembidion fasciolatum
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Bembidion monticola
4 - 5.3 mm
Bembidion deletum
4 - 5.5 mm
Bembidion bruxellense
4.9 - 6.1 mm
Bembidion tetracolum
4.2 - 5.2 mm
Bembidion femoratum
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Bembidion testaceum
5.5 - 6 mm
Bembidion decorum
4 - 5 mm
Bembidion modestum
4 - 4.9 mm
Bembidion tetragrammum
5 - 6 mm
Bembidion stomoides ♂
3.5 - 4.5 mm
Bembidion elongatum
2.5 - 2.8 mm
Bembidion gilvipes
2.8 - 3.5 mm
Bembidion assimile
2.3 - 3.3 mm
Bembidion azurescens
3.9 - 4.8 mm
Bembidion quadrimaculatum
3 - 4.5 mm
Bembidion quadripustulatum
3.1 - 3.6 mm
Bembidion doris
3.5 - 4.4 mm
Bembidion articulatum
2.3 - 3.1 mm
Bembidion octomaculatum
2.8 - 3.6 mm
Bembidion obtusum
3.5 - 4.3 mm
Bembidion biguttatum
2.8 - 3.4 mm
Bembidion mannerheimii
2.8 - 3.8 mm
Bembidion guttula
3.5 - 4.3 mm
Bembidion lunulatum
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Ocys harpaloides
4.1 - 5.6 mm
Asaphidion pallipes
4 - 4.8 mm
Asaphidion flavipes
7 - 10 mm
Patrobus atrorufus
2.4 - 3.2 mm
Perigona nigriceps
9.2 - 12.8 mm
Anisodactylus binotatus
10 - 13.5 mm
Anisodactylus signatus
8 - 10 mm
Diachromus germanus
6 - 8.5 mm
Trichotichnus laevicollis
7.5 - 9 mm
Trichotichnus nitens
5.5 - 7.8 mm
Parophonus maculicornis
6 - 7 mm
Harpalus signaticornis
11 - 13 mm
Harpalus flavescens
7.5 - 10.4 mm
Harpalus froelichi
9 - 12 mm
Harpalus affinis ♂
10 - 14 mm
Harpalus distinguendus ♂
8 - 10.5 mm
Harpalus smaragdinus ♂
11 - 14 mm
Harpalus dimidiatus ♂
7 - 10.5 mm
Harpalus attenuatus
9.4 - 14 mm
Harpalus atratus ♂
8 - 11 mm
Harpalus latus ♂
6 - 7.5 mm
Harpalus luteicornis ♂
9.2 - 11.6 mm
Harpalus laevipes
8 - 11 mm
Harpalus rubripes ♂
8 - 10 mm
Harpalus honestus ♂
8 - 10 mm
Harpalus rufipalpis
7.5 - 9.5 mm
Harpalus autumnalis
7 - 11 mm
Harpalus melancholicus
5 - 7.1 mm
Harpalus picipennis
4.3 - 6.3 mm
Harpalus pumilus
8 - 11.3 mm
Harpalus politus
7.9 - 11 mm
Harpalus tardus
6.6 - 8 mm
Harpalus anxius
9 - 12 mm
Harpalus serripes
10 - 14 mm
Ophonus ardosiacus
7 - 9 mm
Ophonus azureus
6 - 9.1 mm
Ophonus rufibarbis
8 - 11.5 mm
Ophonus nitidulus
5.5 - 8.7 mm
Ophonus melleti
7 - 9 mm
Ophonus puncticeps
11 - 16 mm
Pseudoophonus rufipes
9 - 11 mm
Pseudoophonus griseus
10 - 15 mm
Pseudoophonus calceatus
5.5 - 6 mm
Stenolophus teutonus
5.5 - 7.2 mm
Stenolophus skrimshiranus
5.5 - 6 mm
Stenolophus mixtus
4.2 - 5 mm
Trichocellus placidus
4.4 - 5.5 mm
Bradycellus verbasci
4 - 5 mm
Bradycellus harpalinus
3 - 4 mm
Acupalpus flavicollis
3 - 4.2 mm
Acupalpus brunnipes
3.5 - 4.3 mm
Acupalpus meridianus
3.4 - 4.2 mm
Acupalpus parvulus
3 - 3.5 mm
Acupalpus maculatus
3.4 - 4.2 mm
Acupalpus dubius ♂
2.4 - 2.8 mm
Acupalpus exiguus
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Anthracus consputus
6.5 - 8.3 mm
Stomis pumicatus ♂
10 - 14 mm
Poecilus lepidus ♂
10.5 - 13.5 mm
Poecilus cupreus
8 - 11.5 mm
Poecilus versicolor
6 - 7 mm
Pterostichus longicollis
4.6 - 6 mm
Pterostichus pumilio
5 - 7 mm
Pterostichus strenuus
5 - 6 mm
Pterostichus diligens
6 - 7.5 mm
Pterostichus ovoideus
6 - 7.7 mm
Pterostichus vernalis
8.5 - 11 mm
Pterostichus nigrita ♂
8.5 - 12 mm
Pterostichus rhaeticus
10 - 11 mm
Pterostichus anthracinus ♂
6.5 - 7.5 mm
Pterostichus minor
9 - 12 mm
Pterostichus oblongopunctatus
8 - 11 mm
Pterostichus quadrifoveolatus
16 - 21 mm
Pterostichus niger ♂
13 - 17 mm
Pterostichus melanarius
13 - 18 mm
Pterostichus madidus
11.5 - 15 mm
Pterostichus aethiops ♀
12 - 15 mm
Pterostichus burmeisteri
12 - 18 mm
Molops elatus
12 - 15 mm
Molops piceus
18 - 21 mm
Abax parallelepipedus
13 - 17 mm
Abax parallelus ♂
11 - 15 mm
Abax ovalis
13 - 18 mm
Abax carinatus
5.8 - 9 mm
Synuchus vivalis
9 - 14 mm
Calathus fuscipes ♂
8 - 12 mm
Calathus erratus
8 - 12 mm
Calathus ambiguus ♂
7 - 8 mm
Calathus micropterus
6 - 8 mm
Calathus melanocephalus
6 - 8 mm
Calathus cinctus
6 - 7.5 mm
Olisthopus rotundatus
7 - 9 mm
Agonum sexpunctatum ♂
8 - 9.5 mm
Agonum viridicupreum
8.5 - 10.5 mm
Agonum marginatum
6.9 - 9 mm
Agonum muelleri
7 - 9.5 mm
Agonum viduum
8 - 9 mm
Agonum emarginatum
8 - 9.5 mm
Agonum duftschmidi ♂
8 - 10 mm
Agonum lugens ♂
6.2 - 7.5 mm
Agonum micans ♀
5.8 - 7.2 mm
Agonum scitulum
5.5 - 7.2 mm
Agonum piceum
6 - 7 mm
Agonum gracile
5.8 - 7.2 mm
Agonum fuliginosum
6.5 - 7.8 mm
Agonum thoreyi
5.8 - 7.5 mm
Anchomenus dorsalis
8 - 11 mm
Platynus livens ♂
12 - 14 mm
Limodromus longiventris ♂
10 - 12.5 mm
Limodromus assimilis
6.5 - 9 mm
Paranchus albipes
5 - 6 mm
Oxypselaphus obscurus
6 - 8 mm
Amara plebeja
6.5 - 8.5 mm
Amara tricuspidata ♂
8.5 - 10.5 mm
Amara kulti
9 - 12 mm
Amara fulvipes
7.5 - 10 mm
Amara similata
7.5 - 10 mm
Amara ovata
7 - 9 mm
Amara nitida ♂
6 - 8 mm
Amara communis
6.5 - 8.5 mm
Amara lunicollis
6 - 8 mm
Amara aenea
9 - 11.5 mm
Amara eurynota
7 - 9 mm
Amara spreta ♂
5.5 - 7.5 mm
Amara familiaris
5.5 - 7 mm
Amara anthobia
5 - 6.5 mm
Amara lucida
5 - 5.5 mm
Amara tibialis
6 - 8.5 mm
Amara erratica
5.5 - 7.5 mm
Amara bifrons
8 - 10.5 mm
Amara fulva
7 - 9.5 mm
Amara consularis
7 - 8.5 mm
Amara apricaria
10.5 - 15 mm
Amara aulica ♂
9 - 13 mm
Chlaenius nigricornis
10 - 13 mm
Chlaenius nitidulus ♂
8 - 11 mm
Chlaenius vestitus
4.2 - 7 mm
Callistus lunatus ♂
7.5 - 9.5 mm
Oodes helopioides
8 - 11 mm
Licinus depressus
7 - 8 mm
Badister unipustulatus
4 - 6 mm
Badister bullatus
5 - 7 mm
Badister lacertosus
3.7 - 4.8 mm
Badister sodalis
4.3 - 5.4 mm
Badister peltatus
4 - 5 mm
Badister collaris ♀
7.5 - 9 mm
Panagaeus cruxmajor
6.5 - 8 mm
Panagaeus bipustulatus
6 - 7.8 mm
Odacantha melanura
4.5 - 7.5 mm
Masoreus wetterhalii
4.8 - 8.5 mm
Lebia chlorocephala
5.5 - 7 mm
Lebia cruxminor
3.8 - 5 mm
Lebia marginata
4.5 - 6 mm
Demetrias atricapillus
4.1 - 5.5 mm
Demetrias monostigma
5 - 5.5 mm
Demetrias imperialis
7.8 - 11 mm
Cymindis humeralis
7.5 - 10.5 mm
Cymindis axillaris
4.8 - 6.8 mm
Dromius longiceps
5 - 6 mm
Dromius linearis
5 - 6 mm
Dromius agilis
6 - 7 mm
Dromius angustus
4.7 - 6.1 mm
Dromius quadrimaculatus
3.5 - 4.3 mm
Calodromius spilotus
2.8 - 3 mm
Calodromius bifasciatus ♂
3 - 3.9 mm
Philorhizus sigma
3 - 3.9 mm
Philorhizus notatus
3 - 3.8 mm
Philorhizus melanocephalus
2.8 - 3.6 mm
Syntomus foveatus
2.8 - 3.5 mm
Syntomus truncatellus
2.8 - 3.5 mm
Lionychus quadrillum
3 - 4 mm
Microlestes minutulus
2.2 - 2.9 mm
Microlestes maurus
7 - 9 mm
Polystichus connexus
7 - 9 mm
Drypta dentata
6 - 10.5 mm
Brachinus crepitans
4.5 - 7.5 mm
Brachinus explodens


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