Omocestus simonyi Krauss, 1892


Omocestus simonyi: Male (Fuerteventura, Vega de Rio Palmas, February 2011) [N] Omocestus simonyi: Female (Fuerteventura, Vega de Rio Palmas, February 2011) [N] Omocestus simonyi: Female (Fuerteventura, Pico de la Zarza, 600m above sea level, February 2011) [N] Omocestus simonyi: Female (Fuerteventura, Pico de la Zarza, 600m above sea level, February 2011) [N] Omocestus simonyi: Female (Fuerteventura, Betancuria, February 2010) [N] Omocestus simonyi: Female (Fuerteventura) [N] Omocestus simonyi: Female (Fuerteventura, Betancuria, February 2010) [N] Omocestus simonyi: Habitat in Fuerteventura [N] Omocestus simonyi: Habitat in Fuerteventura near Vega de Rio Palma (February 2011) [N]

Nutrition:
The species feeds on grasses and rarely herbs.

Habitat:
Omocestus simonyi lives in at least partly grassy areas, mostly in the backland up to 700m above sea level.

Life cycle:
The adults are found throughout the year, especially from March to the middle of summer.

Endangerment factors:
Omocestus simonyi is endangered locally by the extreme tourism (land consumption) and generally by overgrazing by goats.

Remarks:
Omocestus simonyi is endemic to the eastern Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote).



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