Empusa pennata


Empusa pennata: Female (Spain, CastellÚn, 1000m asl, July 2013) [N] Empusa pennata: Female (Spain, CastellÚn, 1000m asl, July 2013) Empusa pennata: Female (Spain, CastellÚn, 1000m asl, July 2013) [N] Empusa pennata: Male (Southwestern Alps, France, Sisteron, late May 2013) [N] Empusa pennata: Male (Southwestern Alps, France, Sisteron, late May 2013) [N] Empusa pennata: Adult, lateral [N] Empusa pennata: Female [N] Empusa pennata: Adult frontal [N] Empusa pennata: Habitat north of Sisteron (late May 2013) [N] Empusa pennata: Habitat in east Spain (CastellÚn, 1000m asl, July 2013) [N]

Nutrition:
Predatory (mostly insects)

Habitat:
Empusa pennata inhabits the scrub, dry grasslands, ruderal terrain and other locations.

Life cycle:
Empusa pennata is adult from May to early August. The eggs are deposited in ooth on plant parts. Hibernation takes place as a larva.

Endangerment factors:

Remarks:
Empusa pennata occurs only in the western Mediterranean (Iberian Peninsula, Southern France, parts of Italy) and is only locally endangered (agricultural expansion!). It can also be found in north Africa and the Canary Islands.



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