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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Cleroidea 47,816  
  Drilidae

Malachiidae (soft-winged flower beetles)

Melyridae  
The soft-winged flower beetles (Mala­chiidae) are mostly small species with a soft cuticle, with pouches which can be inflated and protrude from the sides of the thorax and abdomen. The males possess an organ (excitator) on the head or on the tip of the elytra giving off a gustatory substance, changing the initial aversion of the female to mating. The adults of most species live mainly on pollen and dead insects, though occasionally turn carnivorous and prey and aphids. The larvae develop in wood and are predacious. Worldwide 3000 species have been described, in Germany 34 species are known to occur.
World: 3000 Europe: 320 Germany: 34 (32) collected: 22 fraction (%): 65 (69)

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2.7 - 3 mm
Troglops albicans ♂
1.5 - 2 mm
Hypebaeus flavipes ♂
2.2 - 2.3 mm
Charopus flavipes ♂
2 - 2.5 mm
Charopus pallipes
3 - 4 mm
Cyrtosus ovalis ♂
5 - 5.5 mm
Malachius scutellaris ♂
5 - 5.5 mm
Malachius bipustulatus ♀
5.5 - 6 mm
Malachius rubidus
5 - 6 mm
Clanoptilus elegans ♂
4 - 6.5 mm
Clanoptilus geniculatus ♂
4 - 5.5 mm
Clanoptilus strangulatus
4 - 5 mm
Cordylepherus viridis
4.3 - 5 mm
Anthocomus coccineus ♂
3 - 3.5 mm
Anthocomus fasciatus
2.9 - 3.1 mm
Anthocomus bipunctatus ♂
3 - 4 mm
Cerapheles terminatus ♂
2.5 - 3 mm
Sphinginus lobatus
2.2 - 2.5 mm
Ebaeus thoracicus ♂
2.5 - 3 mm
Ebaeus pedicularius ♀
3 - 3.5 mm
Axinotarsus ruficollis ♂
3 - 3.5 mm
Axinotarsus pulicarius ♂
2.5 - 2.7 mm
Axinotarsus marginalis ♂


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