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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Tenebrionoidea 49,951  

Salpingidae (narrow-waisted bark beetles)

The narrow-waisted bark beetles (Salpin­gidae) are small beetles of oblong shape, which reminds of weevils. The beetles live predacious and hardwood and softwood, where the actively hunt insects and their larvae, especially bark beetles. Worldwide approx. 350 species have been described, thereof 14 from Germany. They are fairly evenly represented across the world but with an apparent centre of diversity in South America.
World: 350 Europe: 19 Germany: 14 collected: 7 fraction: 50%

   Color of pronotum or elytra, total or partial, also metallic shine Coloring:

2.5 - 3.6 mm
Lissodema cursor
2.5 - 3.3 mm
Lissodema denticolle
3 - 4 mm
Rabocerus gabrieli
3 - 3.3 mm
Sphaeriestes castaneus
3.3 - 4.5 mm
Vincenzellus ruficollis
3 - 3.5 mm
Salpingus planirostris
3.3 - 4.5 mm
Salpingus ruficollis

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 Salpingidae (narrow-waisted bark beetles) – currently missing species (7):
 Colposis mutilatus
 Rabocerus foveolatus
 Sphaeriestes bimaculatus
 Sphaeriestes stockmanni
 Sphaeriestes reyi
 Sphaeriestes aeratus
 Salpingus aeneus