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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Elateroidea 113,191  
  Lymexylonidae

Elateridae (click beetles)

Eucnemidae  
The click beetles (Elate­ridae) are a cosmo­politan beetle family characterized by their click mechanism, which is used to avoid predation or to right itself if lying on the back. This is done through a spine on the prosternum, which can be snapped in a corresponding notch on the mesosternum. Worldwide about 10000 species are known, thereof 150 in Germany. The adults mostly feed on leafs and flowers, whereas the larvae partially feed on plant roots (wireworms), where they can cause damage. Others are carnivorous and prey on larvae of other insects.
World: 10,000 Europe: 670 Germany: 150 collected: 84 fraction: 56%

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7 - 9 mm
Ampedus sinuatus
5.5 - 7.5 mm
Ampedus erythrogonus
9.5 - 13.5 mm
Ampedus rufipennis
7.5 - 9 mm
Ampedus balteatus
12 - 15.5 mm
Ampedus cardinalis
9.5 - 11.5 mm
Ampedus aethiops
8 - 10 mm
Ampedus nigerrimus
12 - 17.5 mm
Ampedus sanguineus
12 - 14.5 mm
Ampedus cinnabarinus
8 - 10.5 mm
Ampedus pomonae
9 - 11.5 mm
Ampedus sanguinolentus
9 - 12 mm
Ampedus pomorum
9 - 13 mm
Ampedus nigroflavus
7 - 8.5 mm
Ampedus elongatulus
8 - 10 mm
Ampedus elegantulus
7 - 8 mm
Ampedus nigrinus
9 - 12 mm
Brachygonus megerlei
8.5 - 11 mm
Ischnodes sanguinicollis
7.5 - 10.5 mm
Megapenthes lugens
7 - 10 mm
Procraerus tibialis
8 - 9 mm
Sericus brunneus ♂
6 - 7.5 mm
Dalopius marginatus
3.5 - 5.7 mm
Agriotes pallidulus
6.5 - 7.5 mm
Agriotes acuminatus
6 - 8 mm
Agriotes gallicus
8 - 11 mm
Agriotes ustulatus
12.5 - 17 mm
Agriotes pilosellus
7.5 - 10.5 mm
Agriotes lineatus
7.5 - 10 mm
Agriotes obscurus
8 - 11 mm
Agriotes sordidus
6.5 - 8 mm
Agriotes sputator
10 - 15 mm
Ectinus aterrimus
9 - 12 mm
Synaptus filiformis
4.2 - 6 mm
Adrastus axillaris
4.2 - 5.2 mm
Adrastus pallens
3 - 4.2 mm
Adrastus rachifer
12 - 18 mm
Melanotus brunnipes
13 - 19 mm
Melanotus rufipes
12 - 16.5 mm
Melanotus punctolineatus
9 - 12 mm
Lacon querceus
12 - 17 mm
Agrypnus murina
16 - 18 mm
Ctenicera pectinicornis ♂
12.5 - 16.5 mm
Ctenicera cuprea ♀
12 - 15 mm
Actenicerus sjaelandicus
10 - 12 mm
Prosternon tessellatum
10 - 11 mm
Anostirus purpureus ♂
9 - 10.5 mm
Anostirus castaneus ♀
7 - 8.5 mm
Haplotarsus incanus
10 - 16 mm
Selatosomus aeneus
10 - 17 mm
Selatosomus latus
10 - 14 mm
Selatosomus cruciatus
10 - 13 mm
Mosotalesus nigricornis
6.3 - 8.5 mm
Calambus bipustulatus
8 - 10.5 mm
Hypoganus inunctus
13 - 14 mm
Denticollis rubens
9.5 - 12.5 mm
Denticollis linearis
8.5 - 12 mm
Cidnopus pilosus
8 - 12 mm
Cidnopus aeruginosus
4 - 6 mm
Cidnopus quercus
6 - 7.5 mm
Kibunea minutus
6 - 7 mm
Nothodes parvulus
5.5 - 6.5 mm
Limonius aeneoniger
12.5 - 19 mm
Diacanthous undulatus
15 - 22 mm
Stenagostus rhombeus
10 - 14.5 mm
Hemicrepidius niger
12 - 17 mm
Hemicrepidius hirtus
10 - 14 mm
Athous haemorrhoidalis
10 - 14 mm
Athous vittatus
7.8 - 10.5 mm
Athous subfuscus
8 - 11 mm
Athous bicolor
5.3 - 6.8 mm
Hypnoidus riparius
3 - 3.8 mm
Oedostethus quadripustulatus
2.9 - 6 mm
Negastrius sabulicola
2.4 - 3.5 mm
Zorochros dufouri
1.5 - 2.5 mm
Zorochros meridionalis
7.5 - 8.5 mm
Cardiophorus nigerrimus
5.7 - 7.2 mm
Cardiophorus ruficollis
6 - 7 mm
Cardiophorus atramentarius
7 - 8.5 mm
Cardiophorus vestigialis
6 - 8 mm
Cardiophorus ebeninus
7 - 9.5 mm
Cardiophorus asellus
8.5 - 10.5 mm
Dicronychus cinereus
7 - 9 mm
Dicronychus equisetioides
5.8 - 7.8 mm
Paracardiophorus musculus


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Elateridae (click beetles) – currently missing species (66):
  Ampedus forticornis
  Ampedus tristis
  Ampedus bouweri
  Ampedus praeustus
  Ampedus brunnicornis
  Ampedus ziegleri
  Ampedus rugosus
  Ampedus nemoralis
  Ampedus hjorti
  Ampedus quercicola
  Ampedus triangulum
  Ampedus melanurus
  Ampedus vandalitiae
  Ampedus francolinus
  Ampedus auripes
  Ampedus impressicollis
  Brachygonus dubius
  Brachygonus ruficeps
  Podeonius acuticornis
  Porthmidius austriacus
  Elater ferrugineus
  Sericus subaeneus
  Agriotes brevis
  Betarmon bisbimaculatus
  Idolus picipennis
  Adrastus limbatus
  Adrastus lacertosus
  Adrastus montanus
  Melanotus castanipes
  Melanotus crassicollis
  Drasterius bimaculatus
  Lacon punctatus
  Lacon lepidopterus
  Danosoma fasciatus
  Orithales serraticornis
  Ctenicera virens
  Ctenicera heyeri
  Liotrichus affinis
  Anostirus gracilicollis
  Anostirus sulphuripennis
  Haplotarsus angustulus
  Metanomus infuscatus
  Selatosomus melancholicus
  Selatosomus rugosus
  Neopristilophus depressus
  Mosotalesus impressus
  Pseudanostirus globicollis
  Denticollis borealis
  Limoniscus violaceus
  Stenagostus rufus
  Crepidophorus mutilatus
  Athous zebei
  Athous campyloides
  Hypnoidus rivularius
  Oedostethus tenuicornis
  Fleutiauxillus maritimus
  Negastrius pulchellus
  Negastrius arenicola
  Zorochros minimus
  Zorochros flavipes
  Quasimus minutissimus
  Cardiophorus gramineus
  Cardiophorus discicollis
  Cardiophorus rufipes
  Dicronychus rubripes
  Dicronychus equiseti
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