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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Cucujoidea 33,358  
  Kateretidae

Monotomidae (root-eating beetles)

Cucujidae  
The root-eating beetles (Mono­tomidae) are a species-poor family of small beetles. They live as predators under bark, in compost or in hay. Some species are associated with ants. Worldwide some 220 species have been described, thereof 22 from Germany.
World: 220 Europe: 35 Germany: 22 collected: 11 fraction: 50%

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2.5 - 3 mm
Monotoma conicicollis
2 - 2.3 mm
Monotoma spinicollis
1.9 - 2.5 mm
Monotoma picipes
2 - 2.3 mm
Monotoma brevicollis
1.4 - 1.7 mm
Monotoma longicollis
2.8 - 4 mm
Rhizophagus depressus
2.5 - 3.5 mm
Rhizophagus perforatus
3 - 4.1 mm
Rhizophagus picipes
3 - 4 mm
Rhizophagus dispar
2.3 - 3.5 mm
Rhizophagus bipustulatus
3 - 4.3 mm
Rhizophagus nitidulus


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Monotomidae (root-eating beetles) – currently missing species (11):
  Monotoma quadrifoveolata
  Monotoma angusticollis
  Monotoma bicolor
  Monotoma testacea
  Rhizophagus grandis
  Rhizophagus ferrugineus
  Rhizophagus parallelocollis
  Rhizophagus oblongicollis
  Rhizophagus parvulus
  Rhizophagus cribratus
  Cyanostolus aeneus
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