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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of about 2700 species out of 7000 beetle species known to occur in Germany, provides support in the determination of beetles (Coleoptera). The user can search beetle species both by name and appearance and can compare photos of species side-by-side. In the section fauna records of notable species and modules for the display of their geographic distribution and seasonal activity period are available. Hints on books, a forum for beetle ID and a glossary of entomology round off the offering.

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Fri, Jan 15th, 2021

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Jan 2nd, 2021: Faunistic database now with 160,378 records...
Featured species till Jan 22nd: Anthicus bimaculatus (Ill., 1801)
The 3 to 3.5 mm large antlike flower beetle Anthicus bimaculatus (family Anthicidae) is one of five representatives of the genus in Germany. Worldwide, the genus Anthicus is present in all terrestrial ecozones. The distribution of the stenotopic, psammophilic Anthicus bimaculatus ranges from France over Germany, Poland and the Baltic states to Russia. Its yellow, brownish and black coloration serves as a good camouflage in its habitat, sandy edges of water bodies, both sea and inland fresh water, as well as sandy dunes, mostly at the roots of grasses and in detritus. During the day the beetles hide in the sandy substrate. At dusk the leave their hiding places in search for food. In Germany recent records are known from many Federal States, with the exception of the southeast. Anthicus bimaculatus is regarded as vulnerable (RL 3).
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