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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2432 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:
Sun, Jul 20th, 2014

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July 20th, 2014: Observation of Chloro­phorus varius in the district Süd­liche Wein­straße...
Featured species: Pissodes piceae (Ill., 1807)
The 7 to 10 mm large European silver fir weevil Pissodes piceae (family Curculionidae) is one of seven species of the holarctic genus present in Germany. The stenotopic, silvicolous species lives in the mountain range of Central and South Europe to the Caucasus. Pissodes piceae prefers montane coniferous forests as habitat and develops on silver fir and other cultivated fir species. Oviposition takes place starting June in egg chambers dug into the bark. The larvae feed on the vascular cambium and pupate in the following spring. Mostly older trees are attacked, around 40 to 80 years old, preferably ailing or weak growing. A real economic relevance for forestry is doubtful. In Germany, recent records are known from the southern half and Westphalia. Pissodes piceae is not regarded as endangered. view all featured species...
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14 remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
Featured family:
Isorhipis melasoides
The false click beetles (Eucne­midae) are closely related to the click...
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