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Notable beetle records from Germany

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31.10.2010 (published on 01.11.2010)
Record of Sphaerosoma piliferum on the Heimberg near Waldböckelheim
Sphaerosoma piliferum
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On October 31st, 2010 one specimen of Sphaerosoma piliferum was sieved from leaf litter at the Heimberg near Waldböckelheim. The beetle is only 1.5 mm large and of hemispherical body shape. It can be distinguished from its sister species S. pilosum by the long, upright hairs on the elytra. Today they are regarded as part of the family Alexiidae (formerly Sphaerosomatidae). The beetles live in leaf litter and under moss if fungal mycelium is present.


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