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02.12.2016
Hedobia regalis (Duft., 1825)
Hedobia regalis
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The 3 to 4.5 mm large anobiid beetle Hedobia regalis (family Anobiidae) is one of three representatives of the genus in our fauna. Meanwhile, two of the species have been transferred to genus Ptinomorphus. Hedobia regalis occurs from Europe (with exception of the British Isles and the North) to Asia minor and the Caucasus. The stenotopic, thermophilous species lives at sun-exposed edges of forests, on shrubs and bushes on warm slopes and in parks. It develops in decaying wood of deciduous trees. The sister species Hedobia imperialis looks very similar. It can be distinguished by the absence and raised stripes on the elytra. Both share the same habitat types, but Hedobia regalis is confined to warm regions of Central and Southern Europe. In Germany, with the exception of Saxony-Anhalt, Hedobia regalis has been recorded only from the Southwest and is regarded as endangered (RL 2). (CB)


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