Until recently Boreus hyemalis was considered to be a rare species in The Netherlands. It was only known from a few localities in The Netherlands in the provinces of Noord-Holland, Zuid- Holland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Drenthe. The last few years many new populations have been discovered. In this paper the first records for the provinces of Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Overijssel are presented. The species seems to prefer scarcely vegetated patches in sanddunes, dominated by greyhair grass Corynephorus canescens and the moss Polytrichum piliferum. It proved to be relatively easy to find, when the right places were searched in the right period (October until February).

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Keywords Insecta, Mecoptera, Boreidae, Boreus hyemalis, Sneeuwspringer, Verspreiding, Nederland, Biotopen, Biologie
Journal Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen
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Raemakers, I.P, & Kleukers, R.M.J.C. (1999). De sneeuwspringer Boreus hyemalis in Nederland (Mecoptera: Boreidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen, 8, 1–10.