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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, May 24th, 2019

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May 1st, 2019: Faunistic data­base now with 114,350 records...
Featured species till May 31st: Chlorophorus figuratus (Scop., 1763)
The 7 to 13 mm large longhorn beetle Chlorophorus figuratus (family Cerambycidae) is one of four representatives of the genus in Germany, all of them are rather rare. The black elytra exhibit three white bands and white spots on the shoulders – similar only to C. sartor in Germany. C. figuratus is of south palearctic distribution, from Southern to Central Europe, Asia Minor, the Caucasus to Western Siberia. The stenotopic, thermophilic species lives on warm slopes and heath steppe and develops xylophagous in dead branches of elm (Ulmus), oak (Quercus), chestnut (Castanea) and others deciduous trees in a 2-year development cycle. The adults visit blossoms, they can be found from June to August on Compositae, Umbelliferae and hawthorn. In Germany the species is regarded as endangered (RL 2).
Faunistic project 2019:
Mapping of the white-spotted rose beetle Oxythyrea funesta...
Featured family:
Leptinus testaceus
The mammal-nest beetles (Lepti­nidae) are a very small family, closely...
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