Observation 91027: Parascutellinia violacea (Velen.) Svrcek

When: 2011-09-30

Collection location: Tusilacki potok, Bobovica, Bosnia and Herzegovina [Click for map]

Who: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)

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As far as I know
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-28 05:16:05 CST (-0500)

they have just European distribution and are even here very very rare with a few finds in many countries (e.g. I never found them in Austria). But who can really know?
You would have to look along the sandy banks of small rivers, brooklets that are partially flooded in rather higher altitudes (I estimate 700 m upwards) in high summer after heavy rainfalls and they seem to love partially shaded humid bare soil habitats immediately in the near of water under willow shrubs/trees. But that is just my guess for I only know this one location on the Balkan peninsula which I visited twice in August und October. They grew 1 inch or so away from the water where soil never really dries up. All around was hot and parched earth, literally. But as said Parascutellinia is not known outside of Europe by now. A very beautiful species indeed it is.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-03-27 18:09:04 CST (-0500)

Do you know if this occurs in the states? I have never seen anything like it…,

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