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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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Fri, Oct 15th, 2021

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Oct 1st, 2021: Faunistic database now with 182,387 records…
Featured species till Oct 22nd Callidium aeneum (DeGeer, 1775)
The 9 to 15 mm large longhorn beetle Callidium aeneum (family Cerambycidae) is one of three species of the genus known to occur in Germany. Worldwide 21 Callidium species haven been described, the majority of them in the Nearctic. The silvicolous species lives in the montane and subalpine zone from North and Central Europe over Asia Minor and the Caucasus to Siberia. The development cycle takes one year in spruce, occasionally pine, fir or larch. The larvae need sufficient level of humidity to develop. Larvae present in processed timber wood can often finalize their development. Since pupation takes place in a sealed cell deeply embedded in the wood, Callidium aeneum can cause technical damage. In Germany the species is known from virtually all regions, but scattered and not common to rare.
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Buprestis octoguttata
The jewel beetles (Buprestidae) are a very large family of very small to large…
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