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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Hydrophiloidea 53,647  
  Georissidae

Hydrophilidae (water scavenger beetles)

Histeridae  
The water scavenger beetles (Hydro­philidae) are of oblong or rounded body shape, most of them are small-sized, but there are also very large representatives, e.g. up to 50 mm in the genus Hydrophilus. The species in the subfamily Hydrophilinae live in water, whereas the representatives of the subfamily Sphaeridiinae are usually found on the land in dung or vegetable detritus. A distinguishing feature of the scavenger beetles are their 6-9-membered antennae and the extended maxillar palps, which are designed to perform the normal task of the antenna (smelling and tasting). The antennae in turn are used for respiration. Upon surfacing fresh air is passed along the antennae to the elytra, where it is stored. Worldwide more than 2000 species have been described, in Germany 110 species are found.
World: 2300 Europe: n.a. Germany: 113 collected: 43 fraction: 38%

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3 - 4 mm
Helophorus nubilus
6 - 9 mm
Helophorus grandis
4 - 6 mm
Helophorus aquaticus
3 - 3.5 mm
Helophorus arvernicus
2.2 - 3.2 mm
Helophorus brevipalpis
2.5 - 3.8 mm
Helophorus minutus
2.5 - 3.6 mm
Helophorus griseus
3.5 - 4.5 mm
Coelostoma orbiculare
5 - 5.3 mm
Dactylosternum abdominale
3.5 - 5.5 mm
Sphaeridium bipustulatum
3.5 - 5.5 mm
Sphaeridium marginatum
5.5 - 7.5 mm
Sphaeridium scarabaeoides
5.5 - 7.5 mm
Sphaeridium lunatum
2.5 - 3.5 mm
Cercyon ustulatus
3.5 - 4.2 mm
Cercyon castaneipennis
2.2 - 3 mm
Cercyon melanocephalus
2.5 - 3 mm
Cercyon lateralis
3 - 4 mm
Cercyon laminatus
2.4 - 3.2 mm
Cercyon unipunctatus
1.9 - 2.6 mm
Cercyon quisquilius
1.7 - 2 mm
Cercyon convexiusculus
1.7 - 2.5 mm
Cercyon analis
1.7 - 2.2 mm
Megasternum obscurum
1.6 - 2 mm
Cryptopleurum minutum
1.5 - 2 mm
Cryptopleurum subtile
6 - 9 mm
Hydrobius fuscipes
2.7 - 3.5 mm
Anacaena globulus
2.3 - 3.2 mm
Anacaena limbata
2.3 - 3.2 mm
Anacaena bipustulata
2.6 - 3.2 mm
Laccobius minutus
4 - 6 mm
Helochares lividus
4.5 - 6.5 mm
Helochares punctatus
4.2 - 4.8 mm
Enochrus melanocephalus
5.5 - 6.5 mm
Enochrus testaceus
3.5 - 3.9 mm
Enochrus affinis
3.3 - 4.3 mm
Cymbiodyta marginella
1.1 - 1.7 mm
Chaetarthria seminulum
1.1 - 1.7 mm
Chaetarthria similis
14 - 18 mm
Hydrochara caraboides
34 - 50 mm
Hydrophilus piceus ♂
32 - 43 mm
Hydrophilus aterrimus ♂
5 - 6.4 mm
Berosus signaticollis
4.5 - 7 mm
Berosus frontifoveatus


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 Hydrophilidae (water scavenger beetles) – currently missing species (70):
 Helophorus rufipes
 Helophorus porculus
 Helophorus schmidti
 Helophorus tuberculatus
 Helophorus aequalis
 Helophorus nivalis
 Helophorus glacialis
 Helophorus montenegrinus
 Helophorus nanus
 Helophorus pumilio
 Helophorus redtenbacheri
 Helophorus villosus
 Helophorus laticollis
 Helophorus strigifrons
 Helophorus flavipes
 Helophorus obscurus
 Helophorus asperatus
 Helophorus dorsalis
 Helophorus croaticus
 Helophorus fulgidicollis
 Helophorus granularis
 Helophorus paraminutus
 Helophorus longitarsis
 Cercyon littoralis
 Cercyon depressus
 Cercyon obsoletus
 Cercyon impressus
 Cercyon haemorrhoidalis
 Cercyon alpinus
 Cercyon marinus
 Cercyon bifenestratus
 Cercyon atricapillus
 Cercyon terminatus
 Cercyon pygmaeus
 Cercyon granarius
 Cercyon renneri
 Cercyon tristis
 Cercyon sternalis
 Cryptopleurum crenatum
 Crenitis punctatostriata
 Paracymus aeneus
 Paracymus scutellaris
 Limnoxenus niger
 Anacaena lutescens
 Laccobius striatulus
 Laccobius sinuatus
 Laccobius obscuratus
 Laccobius neapolitanus
 Laccobius atratus
 Laccobius atrocephalus
 Laccobius bipunctatus
 Laccobius albipes
 Laccobius cinereus
 Laccobius biguttatus
 Laccobius gracilis
 Laccobius alternus
 Helochares obscurus
 Enochrus ochropterus
 Enochrus caspius
 Enochrus quadripunctatus
 Enochrus fuscipennis
 Enochrus halophilus
 Enochrus bicolor
 Enochrus coarctatus
 Hydrochara flavipes
 Berosus geminus
 Berosus luridus
 Berosus spinosus
 Berosus fulvus
 Berosus bispina
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