Proteinus ovalis Stephens, 1834,

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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Proteinus ovalis Stephens, 1834


Proteinus ovalis Stephens, 1834 


European species ( ITIS Species 2000 2020). In Italy, it is widespread ( Ruffo and Stoch 2005).


Lives forests (floodplain, mountain and hill)) , banks, screes, reforestation areas (Picea, Pinus  ), pastures, banks of stream, parks, subalpine bushes ( Pinus mugo  , Alnus  ), disused quarries, dry meadows, margin of pastures with trees, subalpine grasslands, tumbled limestones, row of trees ( Quercus  ), caves, meadows, hill bushes, historical gardens, vineyards, wetlands, lakeshore with Phragmitetum  , floodplains, riverbanks, marshy areas ( Phragmitetum  , Caricetum  ), damaged marshy areas, orchards, sandy small areas, vegetable crops, permanent meadows and wetlands near source ( Zanetti et al. 2016).