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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, Mar 24th, 2017

Latest news:
Mar 21st, 2017: Faunistic database now with 80,244 records...
Featured species till Mar 31st: Palmar festiva (L., 1758)
The Cypress jewel beetle Palmar festiva belongs to the jewel beetles (family Buprestidae). The thermophilic species with Mediterranean distribution develops in juniper and was a rare species in Germany until a few years ago. It was known to occur localized on the southern Swabian Alb. Since 2003, P. festiva spreads quickly in the southern river Rhine valley. The new host is thuja, which is common in gardens as hedgerow. Depending on the severity of the infestation, the thuja dies off within 2-3 years. The successful change of hosts has turned the former rare species into a "pest". The current legal conservation status is being considered.
Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
Featured family:
Cylindera arenaria
The ground beetles (Cara­bidae) are a very large family with more than...
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