Protopeltis viridescens (Broun)

Green Bark-gnawing Beetle (Protopeltis viridescens)

The Green Bark-gnawing Beetle was described in the year 1886.

The species reaches a size of only about 0,25 cm.

The larvae of this species can be found on the bark of dead southern beeches, where they probably feed on fungi, the same applies for the adult beetles, which are probably fungivorous too.

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References:

[1] Jiří Kolibáč: Trogossitidae: A review of the beetle family, with a catalogue and keys. ZooKeys 366: 1-194. 2013

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Photo from: ‘Jiří Kolibáč: Trogossitidae: A review of the beetle family, with a catalogue and keys. ZooKeys 366: 1-194. 2013’

(under creative commons license (4.0))
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edited: 04.10.2016

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