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Phalacridae (shining flower beetles)

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The shining flower beetles (Phala­cridae) are small, oval shaped and glossy. Adults are usually found on flowers and grasses. The larvae of genus Olibrus feed in flower heads of Compositae, those of genus Phalacrus on spores and stomata of rusts and smuts on grasses and sedges. Worldwide about 640 species in 52 genera have been described, thereof 22 species are known to occur in Germany.

World: 640 Europe: 56 Germany: 22 collected: 9 Missing species Overview in inquiry module fraction: 41%
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   Hint Color of pronotum or elytra, total or partial, also metallic shine
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Missing species Phalacridae (shining flower beetles) – currently missing species (13)
 Phalacrus grossus
 Phalacrus substriatus
 Phalacrus caricis
 Olibrus aeneus
 Olibrus baudueri
 Olibrus gerhardti
 Olibrus pygmaeus
 Olibrus bisignatus
 Olibrus flavicornis
 Olibrus norvegicus
 Olibrus liquidus
 Olibrus bimaculatus
 Stilbus atomarius
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