Arcyptera microptera (Fischer von Waldheim, 1833)


Arcyptera microptera: Female (N-Greece, Vitsi, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Female (Northern Greece, Vitsi, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Adult (Vitsi, Florina, Greece, 1500m asl, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Adult (Northern Greece, Vitsi, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Adult (Northern Greece, Vitsi, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Adult (Northern Greece, Vitsi, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Male (N-Greece, Askio mountains near Livera, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Adult (Northern Greece, Vitsi, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Habitat (N-Greece, Askio mountains, late June 2013) [N] Arcyptera microptera: Habitat (N-Greece, Vitsi, late June 2013) [N]

Habitat:
Arcyptera microptera inhabits dry and warm, gappy grasslands which are sometimes interspersed with stones.

Life cycle:
The adults appear bin summer. Oviposition occurs in the soil at open ground spots.

Endangerment factors:
Arcyptera microptera is extinct in Central Europe due to habitat loss.

Remarks:
Arcyptera microptera occurs today only locally in Southern Europe with focus in the Balkans. To the east it extends to China.



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