kerbtier.de
Beetle fauna of Germany © 2007–2021 Christoph Benisch
DE | EN | Contact | Imprint | Privacy Policy | RSS
Banner kerbtier.de kTitelgrafik
 

Featured species

Text © K. Reißmann, T. Hörren, M. Stern, F. Bötzl and C. Benisch

1


09.02.2018
Harpalus flavescens (Pill.Mitt., 1783)
Harpalus flavescens
 A
 B
 C
28 
The distribution of the Ground Beetle Harpalus flavescens (family Carabidae) spreads from Central Europe to Southern Russia in the east. In the north it reaches South Sweden and Southern Finland, in the south Northern Italy. Obviously, the species is currently not present in the Alps (last time reported in 1990 from Switzerland, no records from Austria). The 11 to 13 mm large, psammophilic beetle is extremely thermophilic and occurs on sandy areas sparsely covered with vegetation. Therefore the beetle can be regarded as a typical element of heaths. In the large sandy areas in Eastern Germany the species is still very common, otherwise generally rare, but currently reported from almost all Federal States. In Germany, Harpalus flavescens is classified as vulnerable (RL 3). (KR)


1


 Map sheet: -
Close
Close
Close
Close
ModuleClose
up