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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, Feb 24th, 2017

Latest news:
Feb 5th, 2017: Faunistic database now with 79,249 records...
Featured species till Mar 3rd: Coraebus undatus (F., 1787)
The 10 to 14 mm large jewel beetle Coraebus undatus (family Buprestidae) is one of four representatives of the genus in Germany. Worldwide, the mainly palearctic genus comprises more than 180 species, but is not present in the Americas. From Africa and Australia only very few species are known. Coraebus undatus is of holomediterranean distribution and reaches the northern border of its range in the Lower Rhine region and in Brandenburg. The beetles live on sun-exposed oaks in warm habitats, e.g. Dry floodplains and dry slopes. The larvae develop in a 2-3-year cycle under the bark of ailing oaks, mainly in the trunk or larger branches. The diurnal beetles can be found from end of May on their host trees, mainly in the canopy. In Germany, its relevance for forestry is low and Coraebus undatus is regarded as endangered (RL 2).
Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
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Xyleborus germanus
The bark beetles (Scoly­tidae) are a speciose family with more than 5000...
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