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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Scirtoidea 37,116  
  Clambidae

Scirtidae (marsh beetles)

Eucinetidae  
The marsh beetles (Scirtidae) are mostly found on the vegetation alongside rivers and brooks. The larval development takes place in the water. The larvae feed on fungi, algae, diatoms and other organic matter. Worldwide some 1000 species in 36 genera have been described, thereof 25 species from Germany.
World: 1000 Europe: 94 Germany: 25 collected: 7 fraction: 28%

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4.5 - 6 mm
Elodes minuta
4.5 - 5.3 mm
Elodes marginata
3.2 - 6 mm
Microcara testacea
3.2 - 3.4 mm
Cyphon palustris
3 - 4 mm
Cyphon variabilis
2.3 - 2.5 mm
Cyphon padi
3 - 3.8 mm
Scirtes hemisphaericus


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 Scirtidae (marsh beetles) – currently missing species (18):
 Elodes pseudominuta
 Elodes johni
 Elodes koelleri
 Elodes elongata
 Elodes hausmanni
 Elodes gredleri
 Cyphon coarctatus
 Cyphon ruficeps
 Cyphon putoni
 Cyphon kongsbergensis
 Cyphon ochraceus
 Cyphon phragmiteticola
 Cyphon pubescens
 Cyphon punctipennis
 Cyphon hilaris
 Prionocyphon serricornis
 Hydrocyphon deflexicollis
 Scirtes orbicularis
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