Stenobothrus crassipes (Charpentier, 1825)


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Habitat:
Stenobothrus crassipes inhabits steppes, dry slopes and mossy grasslands with open soil.

Life cycle:
Adults occur between June and October. I recorded them in the Kyffhäuser area (Germany) in late September 2015. Eggs are deposited in the soil.

Endangerment factors:
Stenobothrus crassipes is endangered in most parts of its range because its habitat has been pushed back severely by bush encroachment after abandonment of grazing, direct afforestation or agricultural intensification. Even today the most important threats are eutrophication (from air and neighbouring areas) and abandonment.

Remarks:
Stenobothrus crassipes is a typical steppe species which occurs in East Austria, Hungary, N-Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and further to the east. Its most western outposts are located in Central Germany in Kyffhäuser mountains, in Hainleite and Huy.



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