Drusilla (Drusilla) canaliculata Fabricius, 1787,

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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Drusilla (Drusilla) canaliculata Fabricius, 1787


Drusilla (Drusilla) canaliculata Fabricius, 1787 


Palearctic species ( Majka and Klimaszewski 2012): Central-southern Europe, Russia (European, Siberia, Far East), Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Japan and Nepal; introduced into Canada ( ITIS Species 2000 2020, Pace 2005). In Italy, the species is currently known only for the peninsula ( Ruffo and Stoch 2005).


Found in open areas under vegetation, stone, mosses and decomposing materials. A very eurytopic species adapted to a wide range of ground conditions: it can be found on dry, heathy and sandy soils; on damp loam and in humic soils; in wet soil and Sphagnum  . Often found in proximity of ants ( Majka and Klimaszewski 2012).