Ameles heldreichi Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1882


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Nutrition:
The species lives predatory and captures mostly other arthropods.

Habitat:
Ameles heldreichi inhabits grassy, warm, dry terrain, often with individual shrubs. I found Ameles heldreichi on the Olympic Riviera (Lithochoro) on the coast in a fallow land that is highly threatened by tourism.

Life cycle:
The adults occur in summer and early autumn. The ooth hibernate.

Endangerment factors:
Ameles heldreichi is threatened by habitat loss (cultivation, overbuilding).

Remarks:
Ameles heldreichi is distributed on the southern Balkans (Bulgaria, Greece). Additionally it is also known from the Near East across Asia Minor to the Ukraine.



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