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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Curculionoidea 27,537  
  Scolytidae

Platypodidae (pin-hole borers)

Cimberidae  
The pin-hole borers (Platy­podidae) are oblong, cylindric beetles. They develop in various woods, where they excavate tunnels in which they cultivate fungal gardens, their sole source of nutrition. Worldwide approx. 1000 species have been described, only two of them are known to occur in Germany.
World: 1000 Europe: n.a. Germany: 2 collected: 1 fraction: 50%

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4.5 - 5.5 mm
Platypus cylindrus


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 Platypodidae (pin-hole borers) – currently missing species (1):
 Platypus oxyurus
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