Pycnogaster jugicola Graells, 1851


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Habitat:
Pycnogaster jugicola inhabits dry mountain slopes, usually with well developed layer of dwarf shrubs, especially junipers, but also broom. It is found up to 2200m (e.g. Peņalara).

Life cycle:
The adults appear between May and July/August, in hight altitudes even far into October. I observed several males singing in the upper zones of creeping juniper bushes in the bright sunshine around 2000m in the Peņalara mountains (Madrid) in mid-October 2021.

Remarks:
Pycnogaster jugicola occurs in the central Iberian Peninsula in a broad stripe reaching from central Portugal in the west across Madrid to the Mediterranean Sea near Castellon in the east.



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