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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2667 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. Weblinks, hints on books, a forum for beetle ID and a glossary of entomology round off the offering.

Last update:
Fri, Sep 13th, 2019

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Sep 1st, 2019: Faunistic database now with 127,189 records...
Featured species till Sep 20th: Stenopelmus rufinasus Gyll., 1836
The 1.8 to 2.4 mm large frond feeding weevil Stenopelmus rufinasus (family Curculionidae) belongs to a small genus with only two representatives in the Neotropics and one in the Nearctic. The latter has been introduced to Central Europe. S. rufinasus lives on red water fern (Azolla filiculoides), which has been introduced to Europe as well and has spread in Germany since the 1980's. The adult beetles hibernate on the waterside and can be found on their host plant in spring, where they feed on the fronds, mostly submerged. In South Africa, S. rufinasus is used for the biological control of red water fern. The voracious larvae efficiently prevent that waterways are overgrown and congested by the fern. In Germany, S. rufinasus is not on the Red List due to its status as invasive animal.
Faunistic project 2019:
Mapping of the white-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta...
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Dermestes lardarius
The skin beetles (Derme­stidae) are small to medium-sized beetles of...
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