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photo gallery of the beetle fauna of Germany

With a photo gallery of about 2700 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, Jun 11th, 2021

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Jun 1st, 2021: Faunistic database now with 169,044 records...
Featured species till Jun 18th: Acalles aubei Boh., 1837
The 3.5 to 5.5 mm large Acalles aubei (family Curculionidae) is among the larger representatives of the 14 species of the genus in Germany. Worldwide, the speciose subfamily Cryptorhynchinae comprises about 6000 species. The stenotopic, silvicolous species is known to occur from the Pyrenees and southern Central Europe to the Caucasus. The beetles can be found from May to October in deciduous and mixed forests, especially beech forests, where the live on dead branches of beech (Fagus) and chestnut (Castanea), occasionally on young firs (Abies). The can be found by using a beating tray or be sieving leaf litter. In Germany, recent records are only known from the Southwest (Baden, Palatinate and Saarland), but altogether scattered and rare. Acalles aubei is therefore regarded as endangered (RL 2).
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