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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2432 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:
Sun, Apr 21st, 2014

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Apr 21st, 2014: Map module now with 41,606 records...
Featured species: Apoderus coryli (L., 1758)
The 6 to 8 mm large hazel-leaf roller weevil Apoderus coryli (family Attelabidae) is the more common of the two species of the genus in Europe. The species is of east-palearctic distribution and ranges from Europe to the Near East. The beetle can be found from May to September on its host plant, the hazel (Corylus) in sparse deciduous forests and at the edges of forests. Based on size and thickness, the female selects a suitable hazel leaf and forms a cylinder or cradle during a few hours, which is used to deposit a single egg. The larva develops inside the cylinder, feeding on the leaf matter and finally pupates in the cylinder. Depending on the climate, there one or two generations per year. In Germany, Apoderus coryli is known to occur in virtually all Federal States and is regarded as not endangered. view all featured species...
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Gymnetron rostellum and Lixus sanguineus from the Anterior Palatinate...
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Euconnus rutilipennis
The ant-like stone beetles (Scyd­maenidae) are a family consisting of small...
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