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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Histeroidea 49,667  
  Hydrophilidae

Histeridae (clown beetles)

Silphidae  
The clown beetles (Histe­ridae) comprises very small (1 mm), but also medium-sized (20 mm) species. Worldwide, about 4000 species have been described, 85 are known to occur in Germany. Most of them are carnivorous und actively hunt other insects and their larvae. They are often found on carrion, dung, under bark, in nests of mammals and birds. Some species are associated with ants (myrmecophilic) and can be found in ant nests. The shortened elytra leave the last two tergites uncovered. When threatened many clown beetles play dead (thanathosis). In doing so, the legs and antennae are retracted in special hollows on the lower side of the body.
World: 3900 Europe: 314 Germany: 85 collected: 33 fraction: 39%

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1 - 1.8 mm
Plegaderus caesus
1 - 1.5 mm
Plegaderus dissectus
1 - 1.5 mm
Abraeus perpusillus
0.9 - 1 mm
Acritus minutus
0.9 - 1 mm
Aeletes atomarius
3.5 - 5.5 mm
Saprinus semistriatus
2.5 - 3.5 mm
Hypocaccus rugifrons
3 - 4 mm
Hypocaccus rugiceps
2.8 - 3.2 mm
Dendrophilus punctatus
2 - 2.5 mm
Carcinops pumilio
1.5 - 2.2 mm
Paromalus flavicornis
1.6 - 2.5 mm
Paromalus parallelepipedus
8 - 9 mm
Hololepta plana
2 - 2.5 mm
Onthophilus striatus
3 - 3.5 mm
Platysoma compressum
2.5 - 3 mm
Platysoma elongatum
2.5 - 3 mm
Platysoma angustatum
3 - 4 mm
Eblisia minor
3 - 5.5 mm
Margarinotus obscurus
4 - 5 mm
Margarinotus purpurascens
3.5 - 5.5 mm
Margarinotus carbonarius
5 - 7.5 mm
Margarinotus ignobilis
5 - 7 mm
Margarinotus striola
6 - 7 mm
Margarinotus merdarius
6 - 8.5 mm
Margarinotus brunneus
4.5 - 5 mm
Margarinotus marginatus
7 - 11 mm
Hister quadrimaculatus
7 - 10 mm
Hister unicolor
3 - 5 mm
Hister bissexstriatus
3.6 - 5 mm
Atholus bimaculatus
4 - 5 mm
Atholus duodecimstriatus
3.5 - 4.5 mm
Atholus corvinus
1.5 - 2 mm
Hetaerius ferrugineus


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 Histeridae (clown beetles) – currently missing species (52):
 Teretrius fabricii
 Plegaderus saucius
 Plegaderus vulneratus
 Plegaderus discisus
 Chetabraeus globulus
 Abraeus granulum
 Abraeus parvulus
 Acritus nigricornis
 Acritus komai
 Acritus homoeopathicus
 Myrmetes paykulli
 Gnathoncus rotundatus
 Gnathoncus nannetensis
 Gnathoncus communis
 Gnathoncus buyssoni
 Gnathoncus nidorum
 Saprinus semipunctatus
 Saprinus rugifer
 Saprinus planiusculus
 Saprinus subnitescens
 Saprinus tenuistrius
 Saprinus lautus
 Saprinus virescens
 Saprinus politus
 Saprinus immundus
 Saprinus aeneus
 Saprinus aegialis
 Chalcionellus decemstriatus
 Hypocacculus rufipes
 Hypocaccus metallicus
 Hypocaccus specularis
 Hypocaccus dimidiatus
 Bacanius rombophorus
 Dendrophilus pygmaeus
 Kissister minimus
 Platylomalus complanatus
 Onthophilus punctatus
 Epierus comptus
 Platysoma deplanatum
 Platysoma lineare
 Margarinotus bipustulatus
 Margarinotus neglectus
 Margarinotus ventralis
 Margarinotus punctiventer
 Margarinotus distinctus
 Margarinotus terricola
 Margarinotus ruficornis
 Hister quadrinotatus
 Hister illigeri
 Hister helluo
 Hister funestus
 Atholus praetermissus
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