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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:
Fri, Aug 29th, 2014

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Aug 20th, 2014: Faunistic database now with 45,928 records...
Featured species: Nephus redtenbacheri (Muls., 1846)
The only 1.3 to 1.8 mm large ladybird Nephus redtenbacheri (family Coccinellidae) belongs to the worldwide very speciose tribe Scymnini. It is known to occur from North Africa over Europe (there up to the far North) to Asia Minor and the Caucasus. Corresponding to its preference for cold climate it is mainly found in the montane and subalpine zone, or in habitats with cold microclimate, e.g. swamps and bogs. There the beetles live at the edges of water bodies, on wet meadows and on swamp vegetation, as well as on wild and cultivated hops. During winter the beetles can be sieved from flood debris and reed detritus. Nephus redtenbacheri feeds on various aphids present in the herbal layer. In Germany, recent records are known from all Federal States and the species is regarded as not endangered. view all featured species...
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14 remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
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Reesa vespulae
The skin beetles (Derme­stidae) are small to medium-sized beetles of...
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