Barbitistes constrictus Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878


Barbitistes constrictus: Male (Germany, SE-Baden-Württemberg, forest E of Aichstetten, September 2015) [M] Barbitistes constrictus: Male (Germany, SE-Baden-Württemberg, forest E of Aichstetten, September 2015) [M] Barbitistes constrictus: Male (Germany, SE-Baden-Württemberg, forest E of Aichstetten, September 2015) [M] Barbitistes constrictus: Male (Germany, SE-Baden-Württemberg, forest E of Aichstetten, September 2015) [M] Barbitistes constrictus: Male (Germany, SE-Baden-Württemberg, forest E of Aichstetten, September 2015) [M]

Nutrition:
The larvae live on bushes, the adults on conifers (espially spruce).

Habitat:
Barbitistes constrictus inhabits coniferal forest (spruce, alos pine).

Life cycle:
Adults appear between late June and October. They are seldom recorded near the ground, especially after thunderstorms or in autumn.

Remarks:
Barbitistes constrictus occurs in coniferous forests westwards to Germany. It is expanding its range and is already found in Baden-Württemberg. In the south it occurs e.g. in Bulgaria (e.g. Rila).



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