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Mapping project 2019:

White-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta (PODA, 1791)

Curator: Hannes Hoffmann 


Introduction    Project    Recording status    Last records    Distribution    Phenology    News   


1.   Introduction

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Oxythyrea funesta© Corinna Reetz Fig. 1: The white-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta. © Corinna Reetz, 2015.

With 395 inquiries (status January 2019), the white-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta is among the frequently recorded species in our forum. In Germany, it is unmistakable due to its striking black and white color and can be easily determined also by laypersons and from photos. It is regarded as an element of the ponto-mediterranean fauna, which migrated along the Rhine and Danube into our region as a relic of post-glacial steppe period. In warm areas (Upper Rhine, Rhine-Main area, Rhineland-Palatinate), the species was limited during the 20th century and only rarely encountered. During the last 20 years, probably due to climate change, a significant spread of the species has been recorded in all areas of Germany.

With the first record for Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in our forum, the species is now known from all regions of Germany. However, there are still large gaps in the distribution pattern in the North and the East between the record in MV, the discoveries near Hamburg, Bremen and Hannover and isolated records in Brandenburg. We want to close these gaps with your support.


2.   Project

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In 2019 we want to pay special attention to this species in order to further document its exciting and enormously rapid spread and to close large gaps in the distribution map.

What we ask from you:

  • Recording of each individual of Oxythyrea funesta
    We want to close the gaps in the distribution maps to evaluate direction and speed of the spreading. Here you can find our submission form

  • Precise date of discovery
    We would like to know, if there are any regional differences in the activity period of the species.

  • Precise data on place of discovery
    Originally, the species was only recorded in warm habitats. Currently, is also found in cities, gardens, etc. Please provide a description of the habitat, and submit a photo of the habitat as well, which we can evaluate internally.

  • Precise data on host plant
    The adult beetles feed on pollen and nectar mainly of Asteraceae, Rosacea, Apiaceae, Brassicacea and Fabaceae. Please let us know the host plant or submit a photo of it.

What you can expect:
  • Distribution maps updated on a daily basis
  • Monthly update of the phenology
  • Regular updates on host plants and habitats
  • Contribution and data collection for a scientific publication

3.   Recording status

In this section, we show you the most recent recording statistics. Keep track of the current number of observations and observers, maps sheets and much more. You are always up to date and can observe, how your data contribute to the entire project.

1,117
OBSERVATIONS TOTAL
288
OBSERVERS TOTAL
390
MAP SHEETS TOTAL
19
REGIONS TOTAL
66
OBSERVATIONS 7d
30
OBSERVERS 7d
12
NEW MAP SHEETS 7d
13
REGIONS 7d
Observations
Observers
Map sheets  (by date of submission)


4.   Last records

In this section you can watch the most recent records and the new observers who joined during the last four weeks. Join in, document your discoveries and submit your records!


holzi
4 hours ago
 # 149777 

Marion
5 hours ago
 # 149757 

Diogenes
9 hours ago
 # 149687 

Diogenes
9 hours ago
 # 149686 

Wolfgang
10 hours ago
 # 149679 

During the last four weeks, 30 new Oxythyrea observers, Alfredo, Andi, Aretah, bbm, Christine, Dennis, Ellcrys23, FK, FrodoNRW, Gartentante, henry, holzi, Hufeisen, Irajart, JeremyBarker, JHurst, Josef, Käfer, Kaeferfreund, kastellan, Londo, Mücke, Maculinea, Miri, Norbert, plum, postTH, Rosengraf, sushisu und Tine, joined. A warm welcome on kerbtier.de!
Top observer during the last seven days: Manfred (11 records). Keep up the good work!


5.   Distribution

Here you can have a look at the current distribution map including number of records by observer. New records from 2019 are shown in "magenta", so you can see the progress and also to identify map sheets that still lack recent records.

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Observers: 288
All1117
chris *108
Hans *54
Manfred *53
Martin G. *29
Diogenes *27
Jenenserin27
Appius24
Udo23
JoeCool290322
Peda *20
Christoph *18
Sine *17
Marion *16
mia081713
Shamrock *13
AxelS *12
beetlejuice12
Bravofoxtrot12
Käfer *12
wenix12
Wolfgang *12
Gueni11
Rüsselkäferin11
Ralf11
Heja *10
ZiUser10
Emmemm *9
Gerd9
hapevau9
adi8
Birgit8
Sonnenkäfer8
katrit *7
Naturguckerhans7
peter aus Kahl7
Qflieger7
Ruth Lydia7
Andi *6
Karin *6
pagerpg6
Pinselkäferfan6
anna5
Charly5
Finnie5
Gerhard5
Hopeman5
Käfuar5
KLudi5
Neatus5
Omo5
Revier5
Theo5
Veyer5
coldvalley4
Der Zwönitzer4
HansL4
Jürgen G4
Kasimo4
Lars174
Marwin4
Norbert4
Düsselkrause3
DanielR3
Felix3
feuerdrache3
FK *3
Gerdt Gingko3
Ilmlaender3
Jürgen Z.3
Kalli3
Karen3
KD3
Lars3
Maike3
Marcus *3
persimona3
ruby623
Tännchen3
Triller3
Vera3
Wiesenwicht3
zimorodek3
_Stefan_3
akelaha2
amzamz2
Azuro2
babsiB2
bbm2
Brigitte2
Claudia2
Clemens2
Coleomaniac2
Doris2
D_M *2
Fabian2
FlorianW2
geotrupes2
Gernot2
Gerry 1 *2
Harti2
hemaris2
Ingo K2
Irajart *2
IVO552
Joku2
Käfermann2
Kai2
Karle2
kiki692
Kirsten2
Klaus N2
Ladybug2
Lena2
leonhardt2
LimosaM2
Müllerin2
Maculinea2
MAGO2
markusschoen762
Michl2
moppedopa2
Mr. Pampa2
Naturfreund2
nostffm *2
Rasmus2
Rea2
Reinhard Gerken2
riesenschwirl2
Robert Hock2
roger712
Rolf2
süwbeetle2
Schönschrecke2
Schwabe2
Slimguy2
TilmannA2
Tobias672
VolkerF2
volkmar2
Walter S.2
XYZ2
adebar1
Alexandra E1
Alexius1
Alfredo1
Alienna1
AliWi1
AndiS19721
Anke1
antoff1
Aretah *1
arne1
astacus1
BBjoern781
biobert1
bubu1
Carabus1
Chrishamburg1
Christian1
Christine1
Christoph Kaup1
ClaudiaL1
com1
corax1591
CorvusNiger1
Dennis1
Dietrich1
dikn1
DonMartin1
Dresdner1
Eifellise1
Elbebiber1
Ellcrys231
FrodoNRW1
Gabriele1
Galilea1
Gartenpepe1
Gartentante *1
gerold1
Gertus1
grünfips1
Gregor1
Hajofi1
Hannah Davis1
Hardy1
Harry1
Helga1
henry1
herbie1
Heveller1
hike1
holzi *1
Holz_wurm1
Hortus graniti vivi1
Hubi1
Hufeisen1
Huge1
inasiebert1
IsaG1
ivoba1
Jörg1
Jürgen 02111
J. Brosch1
Jackie1
JaTo1
JeremyBarker1
JHurst1
Joachim Kleinlein1
Jochen1
Josef1
Käferle1
Kaeferfreund1
Karl1
Karsten G1
kastellan1
Klaus1
Lauraceae1
Levi1
Lichtbildner1
Lilo1
Londo *1
Ludwig1
luftwesen1
Mücke1
Maik1
Marc T.1
Marcel1
Martin1
mausi6701
mesch1
Michael1
MiMa1
Miri1
ML1
Moni1
NaBa1
Nanne1
Naturführer1
naturralle1
NiniNixx1
oldbug1
paukerpit1
pepe1
Pfalzpilz1
Pieper1
plum1
postTH *1
pp1
Questor1
Rüttger1
rana491
Reh1
Reilsheim1
Reimund1
Rosengraf1
Rosenkäfer1
Rudolf1
Shadow1
Sony1
Spätholz1
Susanne1
sushisu1
thomas1
ThorstenR1
ThoS1
Timöre1
tina1
Tine1
Ulf1
ulierhard1
UMA1
Urobst1
Vernal Equinox1
WA1
Wagtail1
Waldläufer1
Waldwiese1
Werner1
wichtl611
Wiedehopf1
Willi1
Willy1
WM1
Wolpe1
Zampel1
Explanation:
< 2005
≥ 2005
≥ 2010
≥ 2015
2019


6.   Phenology

Here you can see the activity period of Oxythyrea funesta in the standard format. With your data, the graph will become even more representative. We recommend to have a look at our statistics module, because even now, we can see a difference in the activity period between North and South Germany (separation at the latitude of Frankfurt). So please have a watchful eye in early spring and record the first beetles of the new season.



7.   News

Mai
2019
06.05.2019
  Dear users, we would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your lively participation in our mapping project on the white-spotted rose beetle!

Until today, 39 new map sheets were added, that world class! Most of the records are still from southern Germany and Saxony. Keep up the good work, the season will go on for quite a while. Please try to record the host plant or upload a photo of it. We would also be happy to receive additional information on the circumstances, e.g. discovery in a compost heap or a mass occurrence with more than 100 individuals at the site of discovery.

During the summer, we will provide you with a larger update on exactly this part of the study.
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Mär
2019
23.03.2019
  Yesterday our user Rüsselkäferin found the first white-spotted rose beetle of the year 2019 in map sheet 5207 Bornheim (North Rhine). Season is about to start!
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Jan
2019
16.01.2019
  Dear kerbtier.de users, our new project for the white-spotted rose beetle is not even running for a week and we have already got the first new MTB for the species from you. Thank you!

In this context, we would like to point out that we of course continue to be interested in old observations that have not yet been reported here. In a few weeks, the main focus will be on this year's vegetation period. Until then, there is still plenty of time to search for old photos and to submit them, as some users have already done.

When submitting the photos please make sure to report only one observation at a time, so our system extract the date automatically. Recently, the observations were already uploaded with host plant and habitat. Perfect, that's the way it should be! If you do not know the plant species its not a problem. We will try to determine it.

And another tip: If you surf on the project page in chapter "5. Distribution", click on your user pseudonym and you can immediately see which map sheets you have reported. (  But please do not click too many and too fast! Otherwise our system thinks you are a bad bot and locks you out).
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12.01.2019
  Although beginning of spring is still to come, we nevertheless announce our new mapping project for 2019, where we hope for the active support of all our users at kerbtier.de: The white-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta is unmistakable in Germany due to its striking black and white color. In warm areas (Upper Rhine, Rhine-Main area, Rhineland-Palatinate), the species was limited during the 20th century and only rarely encountered. During the last 20 years, probably due to climate change, a significant spread of the species has been recorded in all areas of Germany.

In 2019 we want to pay special attention to this species in order to further document its exciting and enormously rapid spread and to close large gaps in the distribution map with your help. We ask you to document your observations of this species and report them to us in our inquiry module. Here, on the project page, you can easily keep track of the progress.
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