Mecostethus parapleurus parapleurus Hagenbach, 1822,

Della Rocca, Francesca, Stefanelli, Silvia, Cardarelli, Elisa, Bogliani, Giuseppe & Bracco, Francesco, 2021, Contribution to the knowledge of the arthropods community inhabiting the winter-flooded meadows (marcite) of northern Italy, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 57889-57889: 57889

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Mecostethus parapleurus parapleurus Hagenbach, 1822


Mecostethus parapleurus parapleurus Hagenbach, 1822 

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Least Concern for European assessment ( Hochkirch et al. 2016).


Central and eastern Europe, widespread from Asia to Siberia. In Italy, it is widespread in the northern part, but rare in the Alpine arc ( Iorio et al. 2019, Massa et al. 2012).


The species is typical of wet grassland, where it lives in the high vegetation. The adults can be found from June to October. In Italy, it seems to be in decline ( Massa et al. 2012).