IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is distributed throughout the Atlantic coastal zones of Europe and the Mediterranean region, extending to North Africa and east to Iran (Gloer 2002). It is rare in northern Europe, with no records in Ireland and just one locality in England (Anderson 2007), although it may be extinct from the Farlington Marshes from where it was formerly known (Gloer 2002). Bank (2004) lists this species as occurring in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy (including Sicily) within Europe. Additionally, this species has been recorded from coastal areas of the Aegean Sea (Koutsoubas et al. 1997), Catalonia and Spain (Tejedo et al. 2003), and from Turkey and 'Black Sea countries' (Yildirim 1999).


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