Sphingonotus uvarovi Chopard, 1924


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Habitat:
Sphingonotus uvarovi inhabits coastal dunes and is found there in sparsely vegetated places with spots of bare sand.

Life cycle:
The adults are found in summer and autumn.

Endangerment factors:
Sphingonotus uvarovi is - as most dune species - endangered due to human activities in the dunes (tourisma, bathing), but also due to other factors like the encroachment of neophytes.

Hints on determination:
Sphingonotus uvarovi is endemic to Corsica and Sardinia. In Sardinia it is obviously mor local. But I recorded it very commonly in the vicinity of Arborea and Oristano. Further South Sphingonotus candidus dominates on this island. This species is larger. Especially the males of uvarovi a very small for the genus.



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