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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Curculionoidea 21,031  

Platypodidae (pin-hole borers)

The pin-hole borers (Platy­podidae) are oblong, cylindric beetles. They develop in various woods, where they excavate tunnels in which they cultivate fungal gardens, their sole source of nutrition. Worldwide approx. 1000 species have been described, only two of them are known to occur in Germany.
World: 1000 Europe: n.a. Germany: 2 collected: 1 fraction (%): 50

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4.5 - 5.5 mm
Platypus cylindrus

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