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Byrrhidae (pill beetles)

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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 Missing species Overview in inquiry module fraction: 40%
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Missing species 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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