Dericorys minutus Chopard, 1954


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Habitat:
Dericorys minutus inhabits dry, stony to sandy areas with scarce vegetation (mainly Chenopodiaceae, the food plants) near the coast.

Life cycle:
The males are much smaller than the females and also much more active. They use their wings when jumping away. The females are more sluggish and rely on their camouflage.

Remarks:
Dericorys minutus is encemic to Gran Canaria (Spain, Canary Islands) and is nearly extinct. It is only found in a small rest population in the southeast in a protected area that is nevertheless strongly influenced and threatened. Other populations have already been destroyed long ago (Maspalomas: development of a giant touristic city) or are destroyed just in the moment (north of Gran Canaria: urban sprawl). Due to the development of tourism and urbanizations which seem to have got out of control surely several populations have already been destroyed before they could be discovered. But perhaps there is still the possibility to detect other small remainders in other parts of the island.



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