Astrapaeus ulmi Rossi, 1790,

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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Astrapaeus ulmi Rossi, 1790


Astrapaeus ulmi Rossi, 1790 


Europe (except in the northern part) and it reaches western Turkey ( Pietrykowska-Tudruj et al. 2014). Its occurrence is patchy and it is generally considered a rare species ( Assing and Schülke 2012). In Italy, the species is present along the peninsula, in Sicily and in Sardinia ( Ruffo and Stoch 2005).


As a thermophilus species, inhabits xerothermic habitats with moderately moist soil. Many authors collected the adults in open grassy sites with some layers of humus, under heaps of rotting plants or stones and often in riverside areas covered with low vegetation ( Pietrykowska-Tudruj et al. 2014).