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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Dryopoidea 23,218  
  Dryopidae

Elmidae (riffle beetles)

Heteroceridae  
The riffle beetles (Elmidae) are a medium size small family of beetles, which is found in small streams and brooks. They feed on algae, moss and vegetable detritus. Worldwide some 1500 species in 140 genera have been described, thereof only 25 species from Germany.
World: 1500 Europe: 43 Germany: 25 (22) collected: 3 fraction (%): 12 (14)

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1.9 - 2.2 mm
Elmis aenea
1.7 - 1.9 mm
Oulimnius tuberculatus
2.8 - 3.2 mm
Limnius volckmari


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