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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2641 species out of 7000 beetle species known to occur in Germany, kerbtier.de 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. Weblinks, hints on books, a forum for beetle ID and a glossary of entomology round off the offering.

Last update:
Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019

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Mar 1st, 2019: Faunistic database now with 111,425 records...
Featured species till Mar 29th: Gonioctena fornicata Brüggemann, 1873
The Lucerne beetle Gonioctena fornicata (family Chrysomelidae) has been recorded for the German fauna for the first time in 2003. Gonioctena fornicata is one of twelve representatives of the genus in Germany, which are very similar to each other. Originally, the species is an element of the pontic fauna with xerothermic habitat requirements. Probably the species has been introduced to Baden-Württemberg with ship transports on river Rhine and its tributaries and is meanwhile established in the Upper Rhine valley. Adults and larvae of the 5 to 7 mm large species live on Lucerne (alfalfa, Medicago) and clover (Trifolium) and are classified as pests. In the US the species has been introduced several times with transports and is regarded as quarantine pest.
Faunistic project 2019:
Mapping of the white-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta...
Featured family:
Drilus flavescens
The false firefly beetles (Drilidae) are a small family of beetles with only...
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