Pycnogaster inermis (Rambur, 1838)


Pycnogaster inermis: Female (e.l. Sierra Nevada 2015) [S] Pycnogaster inermis: Female (e.l. Sierra Nevada 2015) [S] Pycnogaster inermis: Female (e.l. Sierra Nevada 2015) [S] Pycnogaster inermis: Female (e.l. Sierra Nevada 2015) [S] Pycnogaster inermis: Female larva (Sierra Nevada, 1600m asl, late March 2015) [M] Pycnogaster inermis: Female larva (e.l. Sierra Nevada 2015) [S] Pycnogaster inermis: Habitat (Sierra Nevada, 1800m asl, late March 2015) [N] Pycnogaster inermis: Habitat (Sierra Nevada, 1600m asl, late March 2015) [N]

Habitat:
Pycnogaster inermis inhabits stony pastures, embankments and rocky slopes between ca. 1000 and more than 2200m asl.

Life cycle:
The animals develop quite early. I already recorded half-grown larvae in 1600-1800m asl in late March 2015 (Mulhacen S-side). Larvae kept themnselves under stones during daytime.

Remarks:
Pycnogaster inermis is endemic to Sierra Nevada in southern Spain.