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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2505 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.

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Featured species till Jul 1st: Otiorhynchus fullo (Schrk., 1781)
With almost 1000 species, the weevil genus Otiorhynchus is by far the most speciose genus of the weevils (family Curculionidae) in Europe. In Central Europe, about 170 Otiorhynchus species are known. Many of them are restricted to extremely small localities in the mountain range. The 5 to 8 mm large Otiorhynchus fullo however, is mainly a eastern European species of the lower altitudes, which reaches the western boundary of its distribution range in Germany. To that effect, it is mainly recorded in the eastern Federal States of Germany, although some records from Hesse and the Palatinate have been published. The thermophilous species lives on various deciduous trees and shrubs, e.g. blackthorn and hawthorn. The larva develops in the soil. Otiorhynchus fullo is not particularly common, still it is not regarded as endangered.
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Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
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Lucanus cervus
The checkered beetles (Cleridae) are small to medium-sized, elongated, often...
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