Although a fairly recently described species it is, nevertheless, relatively well known and has shown a marked decline following the Dutch elm desease.
It is specialized on old coarse bark on living elm (Ulmus) trees, typically in rather open sunny situations.
Dutch elm disease has wiped out most potential trees in western and northern Europe. The original Danish sites have all gone but it has been refound on a single Ulmus laevis tree. In Western Norway the old elms are threatened by an ever growing red deer population.
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