Metaplastes ornatus (Ramme, 1931)


Metaplastes ornatus: Male (Pindhos mountains near Grevena, Northern Greece, July 2010) [N] Metaplastes ornatus: Male (Pindhos mountains near Grevena, Northern Greece, July 2010) [N] Metaplastes ornatus: Male (Pindhos mountains near Grevena, Northern Greece, July 2010) [N] Metaplastes ornatus: Female (Pindhos mountains near Grevena, Northern Greece, July 2010) [N] Metaplastes ornatus: Female (Rendina NE Karpenisi, early July 2013) [N] Metaplastes ornatus: Habitat in the northeastern foothills of the Pindhos mountains in Northern Greece, July 2012) [N] Metaplastes ornatus: Habitat in the northeastern foothills of the Pindhos mountains in Northern Greece, July 2012) [N]

Habitat:
Metaplastes ornatus occurs in light woodlands (e.g. submediterranean oak forest) and in dry shrub. I found numerous adults in the foothills of the Pindhos near Grevena in Quercus frainetto woodland (individuals almost all on Quercus bushes) in July 2010.

Remarks:
Metaplastes ornatus occurs on the southern Balkan Peninsula (e.g. Greece).