Serra de Tramuntana
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Consell de Mallorca
Serra de Tramuntana

Invertebrates

 

Invertebrates are an important fauna group in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, with numerous endemic species, outstanding from among which we have the Timarcha balearica. This is a species of beetle which is black or metallic green, has no wings and is a herbivore. It is known locally as the monja or escarabat de sang (blood beetle), because it secretes a reddish substance when it feels threatened.

Of the 125 cave-dwelling invertebrate species on the island which only live in caves, 94 are found in cavities in the Serra de Tramuntana.