Banner kTitelgrafik
Popular families:

Welcome to –
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.

Last update:
Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Latest news:
Jul 4th, 2016: Records of Ophonus cordatus and Agrilus guerini...
Featured species till Jul 29th: Ips sexdentatus (Boerner, 1767)
The 5.5 to 7.5 mm large six-toothed bark beetle Ips sexdentatus (family Scolytidae) is one of six species of the genus Ips in our fauna, which comprises about 40 species worldwide, mainly in the northern hemisphere. Ips sexdentatus occurs in Europe and Asia and is regarded as forestry pest. It attacks mainly Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), occasionally other conifers. Attacks are initiated by the males, who construct nuptial chambers under the bark and attract several females by emitting pheromones. Young larvae feed in galleries perpendicular to the egg chamber. The number of generations depends on climate and ranges from one per year north of the Arctic Circle to 4-5 in the Mediterranean region. The control of outbreaks is very difficult thus the prevention of outbreaks is emphasized. Unhealthy and wind-thrown trees, as well as slash, should be quickly removed and processed.
view all featured species...
Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
Featured family:
Lucanus cervus
The anobiid beetles (Ano­biidae) are small to medium-sized beetles of...
Latest answered user requests for beetle ID:

Social networks