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Colonidae (no common name)

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The Colonidae are small beetles of oval shape with a distinctive 4-membered antennal club. They are of virtually global distribution. The family comprises only one genus Colon with approx. 150 species worldwide. A number of species exhibits characteristic spined or toothed hind femora. Little is known about the lifestyle of the species. It is believed, that they feed on subterranean fungi.

World: 150 Europe: n.a. Germany: 20 collected: 1 Missing species Overview in inquiry module fraction: 5%
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Missing species Colonidae (no common name) – currently missing species (19)
 Colon latum
 Colon rufescens
 Colon delarouzei
 Colon clavigerum
 Colon affine
 Colon griseum
 Colon murinum
 Colon fuscicorne
 Colon armipes
 Colon angulare
 Colon dentipes
 Colon zebei
 Colon barnevillei
 Colon appendiculatum
 Colon calcaratum
 Colon serripes
 Colon puncticolle
 Colon viennense
 Colon bidentatum
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