Rare conspicuous species associated with peat bogs as one of the most distinctive kind of wetlands and threatened habitats. Endangered by destruction of habitats, climate changes and pollution.
North hemisphere, Europe, North America, Asia. Centre of distribution in Scandinavia.
Common in Finland elsewhere occasional in subarctic and hemiboreal zone, rare in temperate, very rare to the south of Europe. Rare findings in North America, Japan, Korea. Declining in central and south Europe.
Population Trend: Deteriorating
In bogs and humid Pinus forests, usually among Sphagnum, or on dried out oligotrophic lake shores, rarely also in humid grassland. Summer to autmn.
H. coccineocrenata is usually associated with peat bogs as one of the most distinctive kind of wetlands and threatened habitats. Endangered by destruction of habitats, climate changes and pollution. Bogs are unique communities that can be destroyed in a matter of days, but require hundreds, if not thousands, of years to form naturally.
Active measures for the protection of peat bogs. Especialy in southern parts of species areal.
Monitoring and mapping of localities in temperate zone
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