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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2541 species out of 7000 beetle species known to occur in Germany, provides support in the determination of beetles (Coleoptera). The user can search beetle species both by name and appearance and can compare photos of species side-by-side. In the section fauna records of notable species and modules for the display of their geographic distribution and seasonal activity period are available. Weblinks, hints on books, a forum for beetle ID and a glossary of entomology round off the offering.

Last update:
Wed, Jan 18th, 2017

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Jan 18th, 2017: New category "Unsolved exotics" in the highlights from requests...
Featured species till Jan 20th: Lachnaia sexpunctata (Scop., 1763)
The 9 to 13 mm large leaf beetle Lachnaia sexpunctata (family Chrysomelidae) is the only representative of the genus in our fauna. The genus comprises 20 species in the western Palearctic und two in the Afrotropical region. It is most speciose in the Mediterranean region. Lachnaia sexpunctata is known to occur from Northeast France over Southern Germany and Southeast Europe to Asia minor. The stenotopic, xerothermophilous species can be found on sun-exposed dry and warm slopes, especially of volcanic origin. It is polyphagous and lives on exposed branches of oak (Quercus), but also on hazel (Corylus) and willow species (Salix). The male exhibits conspicuous large legs and tarsi. In Germany, the species is confined to the southern half of the country and is regarded as endangered (RL 2).
Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
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Necrophorus vespillo
The carrion beetles (Sil­phidae) are a small family with 300 species...
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