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Range DescriptionThis is a palearctic species found throughout the region to 65°N (Kerney 1999). Declines have been observed in parts of the range (e.g. Portugal, Sweden), but these are at the margins of the distribution in Europe. In the former USSR, the range extends to Ural River, western Siberia plain, eastward to Altai and to Transcaucasia (Kantor et al. 2009). In the Mediterranean region there are no records south of Turkey, with no reports from Jordan, Syria or Lebanon, but there is a recent record, which is believed to be an introduction in Israel, possibly by migrating waterfowl or possibly with introduced plants (Miensis 2007). According to Glöer & Nasser (2007) the record from Iraq (Plaziat and Younis, 2005) is incorrect and maybe a confusion with another species.