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02.08.2019
Ampedus erythrogonus (Müll., 1821)
Ampedus erythrogonus
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The 5.5 to 7.5 mm large click beetle Ampedus erythrogonus is one of the 27 species of genus Ampedus (family Elateridae) currently known to occur in Germany. The front and rear corners of the pronotum of the otherwise black beetle are reddish, likewise its antennae and legs. The species ranges from eastern France over Northern and Central Europe to the Caucasus. It develops in decaying wood of deciduous trees and conifers, e.g. oak, beech, maple, spruce and others. The larva develops deep inside the wood humus, the pupation however takes place close to the surface underneath the bark. The adult beetle appears in early summer. In Germany A. erythrogonus is known to occur in virtually all Federal States, but is not often recorded. It is regarded as vulnerable (RL 3). (CB)


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