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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Cucujoidea 70,726  

Latridiidae (minute scavenger beetles)


The minute scavenger beetles (Latri­diidae) are small to very small beetles, which feed on fungal spores. They are found in (mouldy) hay stacks, in leaf litter, on dry branches, but also synanthropic. Worldwide approx. 1050 species in 29 genera have been described, thereof 80 from Germany. Although latridiids are best known from the temperate regions of the world, the family is truly cosmopolitan with several genera widely introduced as stored product pests.

World: 1050 Europe: 190 Germany: 80 collected: 17 fraction: 21%
1.2 - 2.4 mm
Latridius minutus
1.6 - 2.2 mm
Latridius hirtus
1.5 - 2 mm
Enicmus brevicornis
1.2 - 1.8 mm
Enicmus rugosus
1.5 - 2.2 mm
Enicmus testaceus
1 - 2 mm
Enicmus transversus
1.3 - 1.8 mm
Dienerella elongata
2.1 - 2.2 mm
Cartodere bifasciatus
1.5 - 2 mm
Cartodere nodifer
2.5 - 2.9 mm
Stephostethus lardarius
1.8 - 2.2 mm
Stephostethus angusticollis
2.4 - 2.6 mm
Stephostethus alternans
2.2 - 2.5 mm
Corticaria impressa
1.5 - 1.9 mm
Corticaria obscura
1.8 - 2 mm
Corticaria linearis
1 - 1.6 mm
Cortinicara gibbosa
1.5 - 2 mm
Melanophthalma distinguenda

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 Latridiidae (minute scavenger beetles) – currently missing species (64)/b>
 Metophthalmus serripennis
 Latridius anthracinus
 Latridius pseudominutus
 Latridius nidicola
 Latridius consimilis
 Latridius brevicollis
 Enicmus fungicola
 Enicmus planipennis
 Enicmus frater
 Enicmus histrio
 Enicmus atriceps
 Enicmus geminatus
 Enicmus amici
 Dienerella clathrata
 Dienerella ruficollis
 Dienerella filiformis
 Dienerella strupii
 Dienerella argus
 Dienerella filum
 Dienerella costulata
 Cartodere constricta
 Cartodere norvegica
 Cartodere australicus
 Adistemia watsoni
 Stephostethus rybinskii
 Stephostethus pandellei
 Stephostethus caucasicus
 Stephostethus sinuatocollis
 Stephostethus rugicollis
 Thes bergrothi
 Corticaria pubescens
 Corticaria punctulata
 Corticaria pineti
 Corticaria crenulata
 Corticaria fulva
 Corticaria umbilicata
 Corticaria longicornis
 Corticaria saginata
 Corticaria serrata
 Corticaria weisei
 Corticaria abietorum
 Corticaria foveola
 Corticaria polypori
 Corticaria lateritia
 Corticaria alleni
 Corticaria dubia
 Corticaria longicollis
 Corticaria inconspicua
 Corticaria bella
 Corticaria elongata
 Corticaria fagi
 Corticaria ferruginea
 Corticarina alemannica
 Corticarina similata
 Corticarina lambiana
 Corticarina obfuscata
 Corticarina truncatella
 Corticarina fuscula
 Corticarina latipennis
 Melanophthalma curticollis
 Melanophthalma suturalis
 Melanophthalma maura
 Melanophthalma taurica
 Migneauxia orientalis