Ameles spallanzania (Rossi, 1792)


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Nutrition:
Predatory

Habitat:
Ameles spallanzania inhabits dry and warm, richly structurized habitats like bushy pastures and grasslands, forb communities (e.g. thistles), fallow land, woodland margins etc.

Life cycle:
The adults appear in the south already in spring (Crete: late April 2013), otherwise more in summer. They rest on higher herbs and on bushes.

Remarks:
Ameles spallanzania is widespread in the whole Mediterranean.



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