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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, Apr 9th, 2021

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Apr 1st, 2021: Faunistic database now with 163,355 records...
Featured species till Apr 16th: Korynetes ruficornis Sturm, 1837
The 3.5 to 7 mm large checkered beetle Korynetes ruficornis (family Cleridae) is one of two very similar species of the genus in Germany. In former times they were not separated, but differ in the puncture of their pronotum, which is more dense and congested towards the lateral margin. Korynetes ruficornis ranges from Europe (without the far North) to Siberia. In Germany it is rarer than its sister species K. caeruleus in the North, whereas it dominates in the South. The eurytopic, silvicolous and also synanthropic species lives in forests, parks, gardens and in shelters and carpenter's workshops. Both beetles and larvae prey on saproxylic beetles, e.g. anobiid (Anobiidae) and bark beetles (Scolytidae). In Germany, Korynetes ruficornis is not regarded as endangered, but is not often recorded.
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The fringe-winged beetles (Clambidae) are a small family of tiny beetles....
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