Anonconotus apenninigenus (Targioni-Tozzetti, 1881)


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Nutrition:
Plants and soft insects.

Habitat:
Anonconotus apenninigenus inhabits alpine meadows and gappy dwarf shrub belts from 1700 to over 2900m above sea level.

Life cycle:
The adults are found from mid-July to early October. They usually spend their time on the ground or on low vegetation. Especially the females are very variable and vary in color from green to brown and reddish brown.

Remarks:
Anonconotus apenninigenus is found in the Southwestern Alps (Italy/France) and rarely in the Apennines (Italy).
Today this species as well as the closely related A, baracunensis are further devided into some allopatric species (e.g. A. ccidentalis Carron, Sardet & Wermeille, 2002, A. ligustinus Galvagni, 2002, A. mercantouri Galvagni, 2002). The real A. apenninigenus is thus restricted to a small part of the Northern Apennines.



Anonconotus alpinus