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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, 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 20th, 2016

Latest news:
May 19th, 2016: New category "Late corrections" added to the high­lights from ID requests...
Featured species till May 27th: Hydaticus transversalis (Pont., 1763)
The 12 to 13 mm large diving beetle Hydaticus transversalis (family Dytiscidae) is among the common representatives of the genus Hydaticus, which comprises five species in our fauna and approx. 100 species worldwide in the Palearctic, Afrotropical region and in the Nearctic. Hydaticus transversalis is known to occur from Europe (without the far north and south) to Asia minor and the Caucasus. The eurytopic beetles live in stagnant, eutrophic water bodies, e.g. densely vegetated lakes, ponds and oxbow lakes. The adult beetles hibernate and mate in spring. Larval development is concluded in summer. Both beetles and larvae are predaceous and feed on other small organisms. Hydaticus transversalis is recorded from almost all Federal States and is not regarded as endangered.
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Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
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Lucanus cervus
The pleasing fungus beetles (Eroty­lidae) are a speciose family of small to...
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