Omocestus minutissimus (Bolívar, 1878)


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Habitat:
Omocestus minutissimus inhabits garrigues, shrublands, stony mountain slopes and similar places with gappy vegetation which are most often grazed and often interspersed with bushes (between 200 and 2700m).

Life cycle:
The adults occur between June and October or November. The small animals live on the ground, but climb sometimes in low-growing juniper. They are easily overlooked.

Remarks:
Omocestus minutissimus is endemic to Spain is found there in the Eastern half (locally also around Madrid) from the southern foothills of the Pyrenees in the North to the Sierra Nevada in the South.



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