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Cardiophorus asellus
Cardiophorus asellus belong to the genus Cardiophorus, in the order beetles (Coleoptera), the family Elateridae and the subfamily Cardiophorinae. These beetles are widespread from Western Europe to Siberia, but are absent in the Mediterranean region.
In Bavaria, Cardiophorus asellus are threatened with extinction according to the Red List of threatened animals.

Adults reach body lengths of 7. 5-10. 5 mm. The upper surface of their bodies is densely covered with grey or brown hair and therefore appears grey although it is in fact black. The wing covers (elytra ) have a series of small indentations. The antennae are black and remarkably long. The larvae of these beetles develop in sandy soils.

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