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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Staphylinoidea 24,989  

Colonidae (no common name)

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 fraction: 5%


1.4 - 2.7 mm
Colon brunneum

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