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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, 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, Jul 12th, 2019

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Jun 1st, 2019: Faunistic database now with 122,551 records...
Featured species till Jul 19th: Anatis ocellata (L., 1758)
With a body length of 8 to 9 mm the Eyed Ladybird Anatis ocellata is the largest representative of the ladybirds (family Coccinellidae) in the German fauna. Its distribution ranges from Europe to Asia, from the lowlands to the subalpine region. The markings of the elytra are very variable. In most cases, the elytra are dark red with black spots, the latter framed with a yellow border. However, the red coloration can sample out brighter, the black spots can be reduced or even missing, so that only yellow spots remain, which changes the appearance of the beetle completely. Both adults and larvae are predaceous and feed on different aphid species. The Eyed Ladybird is one of our most common species in Germany.
Faunistic project 2019:
Mapping of the white-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta...
Featured family:
Lichenophanes varius
The horned powder-post beetles (Bostri­chidae) are small to medium-sized...
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