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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2463 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 27th, 2014

Latest news:
July 27th, 2014: Gallery update with 31 species from 13 families...
Featured species: Callidium aeneum (DeGeer, 1775)
The 9 to 15 mm large longhorn beetle Callidium aeneum (family Cerambycidae) is one of three species of the genus known to occur in Germany. Worldwide 21 Callidium species haven been described, the majority of them in the Nearctic. The silvicolous species lives in the montane and subalpine zone from North and Central Europe over Asia Minor and the Caucasus to Siberia. The development cycle takes one year in spruce, occasionally pine, fir or larch. The larvae need sufficient level of humidity to develop. Larvae present in processed timber wood can often finalize their development. Since pupation takes place in a sealed cell deeply embedded in the wood, Callidium aeneum can cause technical damage. In Germany the species is known from virtually all regions, but scattered and not common to rare. view all featured species...
New notable records:
14 remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
Featured family:
Buprestis octoguttata
The jewel beetles (Buprestidae) are a very large family of very small to large...
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