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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Tenebrionoidea 28,390  
  Rhipiphoridae

Mordellidae (tumbling flower beetles)

Melandryidae  
The tumbling flower beetles (Mordel­lidae) are mostly small beetles of characteristic body shape with a prolonged pygidium, which reminds of a sting. The species develop in various woods or on herbaceous plants. The thermophilic beetles are distributed worldwide (approx. 1500 species). From Germany 80 species have been recorded.
World: 1500 Europe: 264 Germany: 83 (74) collected: 10 fraction (%): 12 (14)

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5 - 7 mm
Tomoxia bucephala
5.5 - 8.5 mm
Variimorda villosa
5 - 7 mm
Mordella aculeata
6.8 - 10 mm
Hoshihananomia perlata
4 - 5 mm
Curtimorda maculosa
2.7 - 4 mm
Mordellistena neuwaldeggiana
3 - 3.6 mm
Mordellistena variegata
3 - 5.5 mm
Mordellistena humeralis
4.5 - 6 mm
Mordellochroa abdominalis
5 - 6.3 mm
Mordellochroa milleri


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