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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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Fri, Jun 15th, 2018

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Jun 5th, 2018: Inline map modul improved for use with smaller displays...
Featured species till Jun 22nd: Sphinginus lobatus (Ol., 1790)
The distribution of the 2.5 to 3 mm large false blister beetle Sphinginus lobatus (family Malachiidae) spreads from England (records only from Hampshire), the Netherlands and Belgium to the western and southwestern parts of Germany and to the southern parts of Central Europe. From Germany, there are only records from Baden-Württemberg, the Rhineland, and North Rhine. In Westphalia the beetle is extinct or missing since the 19th century. There are no records from other regions of Germany. In the Red List of Germany the species is classified as endangered (RL 2). The beetles can be found from June to August on flowers and shrubs. Like most species of the family Malachiidae, the larvae develop in dead wood.
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Remarkable records from Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate...
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Georissus crenulatus
The minute mud-loving beetles (Geo­rissidae) are a small family of very...
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