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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Byrrhoidea 37,507  
  Dermestidae

Byrrhidae (pill beetles)

Byturidae  
The pill beetles (Byrrhidae) are a small family of small to medium-sized beetles, which feed on algae and moss, occasionally on liverworts, lichens, and grass roots. Worldwide some 300 species have been described, thereof 25 from Germany. They can be found on sandy shorelines, beneath logs and stones, among grass roots, and mossy habitats in general
World: 290 Europe: 114 Germany: 25 collected: 10 fraction: 40%

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2.5 - 3 mm
Simplocaria semistriata
3.2 - 4.8 mm
Morychus aeneus
2.5 - 3.5 mm
Lamprobyrrhulus nitidus
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Cytilus sericeus
6.5 - 8 mm
Byrrhus fasciatus
7.3 - 11 mm
Byrrhus pilula
6.5 - 8 mm
Byrrhus arietinus
8 - 10 mm
Byrrhus luniger
1.2 - 1.6 mm
Chaetophora spinosa
2.2 - 2.7 mm
Curimopsis setigera


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Byrrhidae (pill beetles) – currently missing species (15):
  Simplocaria metallica
  Simplocaria maculosa
  Pedilophorus auratus
  Byrrhus pustulatus
  Byrrhus glabratus
  Byrrhus signatus
  Byrrhus scabripennis
  Byrrhus gigas
  Porcinolus murinus
  Curimus erinaceus
  Curimopsis nigrita
  Curimopsis monticola
  Curimopsis paleata
  Curimopsis setosa
  Curimopsis austriaca
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