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Notable beetle records from Germany

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21.05.2010 (published on 25.05.2010)
Record of Trox perlatus in the Bössinger forest near Zeutern (Kraichgau)
Trox perlatus
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On May 21st, 2010 one specimen of the hide beetle Trox perlatus (family Trogidae) was found on the dry, warm edge of the forest 'Bössinger Wald' near Zeutern. The stenotopic, thermophilous species lives on dry carrion, bones, pellets and hides. Among the domestic representatives of the genus Trox it is easily recognized by the shiny tubercles on the elytra. Trox perlatus is known to occur only in Western Germany in is found only occasionally. In the Red List the species is classified as endangered (RL 2).


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