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Long-jointed beetles - Lagriinae - top view
Long-jointed beetles - Lagriinae - top view

Lagriinae are a subfamily of the family Darkling beetles. More than 2,000 species can be found worldwide. The most commonly occurring subspecies in Germany is Lagria hirta.

The adult beetles have body lengths of 7 to 12 mm. The wing covers are brownishred in colour and have a fine hair, which looks like brown wool.

Lagriinae eat young leaves of flowering plants. They are encountered on grasses, herbs and shrubs. The adults fly throughout the summer. The larvae of Lagriinae are white and brownish in colour. They are very small and survive the winter on fallen leaves, which are also their food source. The larvae turn to pupae in the soil.

Further chapters of "Lagriinae"
- Lagria hirta
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1. Long-jointed beetles - Lagriinae - top view
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