Platycleis stricta (Zeller, 1849)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Montana stricta

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Habitat:
Platycleis stricta inhabits sparsely vegetated dry grasslands and pastures up to app. 1700m that are usually interspersed withs rocks, mosses or lichens.

Life cycle:
Adults occur between July and October. They usually stay on the ground, but sunbath especially in the morning sun sometimes also some decimeters high on stones or plants.

Remarks:
Platycleis stricta occurs in Italy (except the Nortwest) and large parts of the Balkans (except most of Greece). It is quite abundant e.g. in Central Italy or Istria.



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