Platycleis grisea (Fabricius, 1781)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Platycleis albopunctata grisea

Platycleis grisea: Male (Italy, Abruzzes, Rocca di Cambio, 1000m, late September 2016) [N] Platycleis grisea: Male (Italy, Abruzzes, Rocca di Cambio, 1000m, late September 2016) [N] Platycleis grisea: Male (Italy, Abruzzes, Rocca di Cambio, 1000m, late September 2016) [M] Platycleis grisea: Female (Italy, Abruzzes, Rocca di Cambio, 1000m, late September 2016) [N] Platycleis grisea: Female (Italy, Abruzzes, Rocca di Cambio, 1000m, late September 2016) [N] Platycleis grisea: Female (Italy, Abruzzes, Rocca di Cambio, 1000m, late September 2016) [N] Platycleis grisea: Habitat (Italy, Abruzzes, Rocca di Cambio, 1000m, late September 2016) [N]

Habitat:
Platycleis grisea inhabits dry and warm sites such as pastures, nutrient-poor grasslands, mountain slopes, quarries etc.

Remarks:
Platycleis grisea replaces Platycleis albopunctata south of the Alps and in SE-Europe. It occurs from the French Alps across whole Italy, S-Switzerland, S- and E-Austria and the Balkans to Turkey.

Hints on determination:
The two taxa Platycleis grisea and P. albopunctata differ only weakly in a few morphological details (female subgenital plate and titillatores). Thus Platycleis grisea is better regarded as subspecies of P. albopunctata.



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