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Welcome to kerbtier.de –
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, kerbtier.de 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, May 19th, 2017

Latest news:
May 1st, 2017: Faunistic database now with 81,541 records...
Featured species till May 26th: Epitrix atropae Foudr., 1860
The tiny Belladonna flea beetle is only 1.5-2 mm long and belongs to the leaf beetles (family Chrysomelidae). The stenotopic species is known to occur in Western and Central Europe. In Germany it is not recorded from the northern and eastern Federal States. Epitrix atropae can be found in forests, on clear cuttings and glades, where its host, belladonna (Atropa belladonna) grows. Occasionally the species is recorded from henbane (Hyoscyamus) and boxthorn (Lycium). The beetles are phyllophagous and cause characteristic feeding traces on the foliage. The larvae develop on the roots below the ground. If disturbed, the beetles escape swiftly with a huge jump (name of the subfamily!).
Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
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Trissemus impressus
The short-winged mold beetles (Psela­phidae) are a very speciose group with...
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