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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Cucujoidea 43,079  

Erotylidae (pleasing fungus beetles)

The pleasing fungus beetles (Eroty­lidae) are a speciose family of small to medium-sized beetles with some 2500 species worldwide. In Germany 14 species are known to occur. Larvae and adults feed on the fruiting bodies of macro Basidiomycete fungi growing in decaying wood. Larvae are often gregarious. They are most diverse and abundant in the tropical region.
World: 2500 Europe: 28 Germany: 16 collected: 6 fraction: 38%


3.4 - 4 mm
Tritoma bipustulata
4.5 - 6.5 mm
Triplax russica
3.3 - 5 mm
Triplax lepida
3 - 5 mm
Triplax rufipes
2.2 - 3 mm
Dacne rufifrons
2.5 - 3.3 mm
Dacne bipustulata

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 Erotylidae (pleasing fungus beetles) – currently missing species (10):
 Tritoma subbasalis
 Triplax aenea
 Triplax elongata
 Triplax lacordairei
 Triplax melanocephala
 Triplax scutellaris
 Triplax collaris
 Dacne notata
 Dacne picta
 Combocerus glaber
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