Duroniella fracta (Krauss, 1890)


Duroniella fracta: Male (Samos, May 2014) [N] Duroniella fracta: Female (Samos, May 2014) [N] Duroniella fracta: Female (Samos, May 2014) Duroniella fracta: Female (Samos, May 2014) [N] Duroniella fracta: Habitat at a salty laguna near the southeast coast of Samos (May 2014) [N]

Habitat:
Duroniella fracta inhabits most often halophilous and humid sites near the coast. In Samos, I recorded it in a coastal swamp near the southeastern coast.

Life cycle:
I found adults in Samos in May 2014. They often rest on grass stalks and halophilous herbs.

Endangerment factors:
As coastal swamps belong to the most endangered habitats and Duroniella fracta occurs only very locally, this species may be strongly threatened.

Remarks:
In Europe, Duroniella fracta seems to be restricted to Greece. It is also found in adjacent parts of West Asia, including Asia Minor and the Near East.



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