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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:
Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017

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Jun 16th, 2017: Dis­coveries can be aggre­gated to TK 50 / TK 100 in dynamic map mode...
Featured species till Jun 30th: Leistus spinibarbis (F., 1775)
The distribution of the 7.7 to 10.4 mm large Ground Beetle Leistus spinibarbis (family Carabidae) stretches across the Mediterranean region, Southwest and Central Europe. Habitats of the beetles are warm and dry biotopes, such as Calluna heathland and dry and sunny slopes of the lower altitudes. The beetles do even occur in the low mountain range in suitable habitats, but do not go up too far. Confusion with L. fulvibarbis and L. rufomarginatus is possible. However, the latter prefer completely different habitats. Leistus spinibarbis has noticeably lost habitats in Germany over the last few years and was therefore included in the German Red List as "V" (vulnerable).
Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
Featured family:
Opilo mollis
The checkered beetles (Cleridae) are small to medium-sized, elongated, often...
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