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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of about 2725 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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Featured species till Jan 21st Cteniopus flavus (Scop., 1763)
The 7 to 9.5 mm large comb-clawed beetle Cteniopus flavus (family Alleculidae) is the only representative of the genus in Germany. In Europe, the genus contains seven species. The stenotopic, thermophilous species ranges from Europe over Asia to Siberia; in the North it is sporadic and rare. Cteniopus flavus prefers warm habitats, e.g. sunny slopes, calcareous and semi-arid grassland as well as vineyards from the lowlands to the valleys of mountain foreland. The 2-year larval development takes place in the ground on plant roots in sandy or pebbly soil. The adult beetles can be found from June to August on flower umbels and blossoming linden, where they feed on pollen. At suitable localities, the beetles are often abundant. In Germany, the species is recorded from most Federal States, but is regarded as vulnerable (RL 3).
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