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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of 2589 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.

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Thu, Oct 19th, 2017

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Featured species till Oct 20th: Mitoplinthus caliginosus (F., 1775)
The 6 to 9 mm large Hop Root Weevil Mitoplinthus caliginosus (family Curculionidae) is widespread in Western Europe and the western parts of Central Europe. Possibly the larvae live on herbaceous roots. But the available data on their development differ from each other, and possibly none of them is true. The larva is reported to develop on the roots of hops (Humulus) and also on those of sorrel (Rumex). Due to their nocturnal lifestyle, the beetles are usually found under stones or dead wood, or they fall into ground traps. Since the beetles were found on rotten root wood, the evidence suggests that at least the beetles feed on rotten root wood, possibly the larvae too.
Latest notable records:
Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
Featured family:
Melanophthalma distinguenda
The minute scavenger beetles (Latri­diidae) are small to very small...
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