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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Tenebrionoidea 38,928  
  Mordellidae

Melandryidae (false darkling beetles)

Tetratomidae  
The false darkling beetles (Melan­dryidae) are oblong to oval, small to medium-sized beetles. The species are found under the bark of old trees and on branches which are overgrown with fungi. Some species are also found on flowers. Worldwide approx. 1200 species in 100 genera have been described, thereof 32 species from Germany.
World: 1200 Europe: 75 Germany: 34 collected: 20 fraction: 59%

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4 - 5 mm
Eustrophus dermestoides
3.5 - 6 mm
Hallomenus binotatus
2.5 - 3 mm
Hallomenus axillaris
4 - 5 mm
Orchesia micans
4 - 5 mm
Orchesia luteipalpis
3 - 4 mm
Orchesia minor
3 - 4.5 mm
Orchesia fasciata
4 - 5 mm
Orchesia undulata
2.5 - 4 mm
Anisoxya fuscula
2.5 - 3.5 mm
Abdera affinis
2.5 - 4 mm
Abdera quadrifasciata
8 - 12 mm
Dircaea australis
5 - 9 mm
Phloiotrya rufipes
8 - 14 mm
Phloiotrya vaudoueri
5 - 6 mm
Hypulus quercinus
10 - 15 mm
Melandrya caraboides
9 - 12 mm
Melandrya barbata
5 - 7 mm
Conopalpus testaceus
3.5 - 4 mm
Conopalpus brevicollis
5 - 11 mm
Osphya bipunctata ♂


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 Melandryidae (false darkling beetles) – currently missing species (14):
 Mycetoma suturale
 Orchesia acicularis
 Orchesia grandicollis
 Abdera flexuosa
 Abdera biflexuosa
 Abdera triguttata
 Dircaea quadriguttata
 Xylita laevigata
 Xylita livida
 Serropalpus barbatus
 Hypulus bifasciatus
 Zilora sericea
 Melandrya dubia
 Phryganophilus ruficollis
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