News Archive 2011

Aeropedellus variegatus, male. 7-viii-2010, Schönjöchl (Austria). Photo Frank Dziock.

Aeropedellus variegatus new to Austria

14 November 2011 • Roy Kleukers

In 2010 research at Nordtirol yielded the first population of Aeropedellus variegates in Austria. The species was found at Schönjöchl at a height of 2450 m. This is an important…

Revision of the Poecilimon hamatus group

14 November 2011 • Roy Kleukers

In this paper the new subgenus Hamatopoecilimon is erected. This group consists of Poecilomon hamatus and related species, the most basal group within Poecilimon . The species included in this…

Revision of Sphingonotus translated

14 November 2011 • Roy Kleukers

In the latest volume of Matériaux Orthoptériques et Entomocénotiques the paper of Benediktov (2009, Travaux de la Société russe d’entomologie 80: 21-33) has been translated in French. This makes important…

ISV Proceedings available

18 September 2011 • Baudewijn Odé

The Invertebrate Sound and Vibration meeting which took place in June 2011 in Columbia was very successful. Everyone left the meeting inspired and invigorated, looking forward to the ISV 2013…

Metrioptera amplipennis, male, from Cernavoda, Romania. Note the curiously shaped cerci. Photo Ionut Iorgu.

Two new Metrioptera species for Romania

29 August 2011 • Roy Kleukers

Two new species of Metrioptera are reported from Romania: M. amplipennis and M. oblongicollis . The first is a very rare species, which is found on the shores of the…

Call for Macedonian Orthoptera

19 August 2011 • Michèle Lemonnier-Darcemont

Currently a red list of the Orthoptera of the Republic of Macedonia is being compiled. The publication is anticipated at the end of 2012. The team, consisting of Michèle Lemonnier-Darcemont,…

The mysterious cricket Natula averni

19 July 2011 • Baudewijn Odé

In the most recent volume of Articulata new data are given on the minute cricket Natula averni. Until 2000 only the type specimens from Naples (around 1850) were known. Recently…

Bradyporus (Callimenus) toros, male, Bucak, 13-6-2009. One of the five newly described species. Photo Roy Kleukers.

Revision Bradyporinae of Turkey

10 July 2011 • Roy Kleukers

In a recent Zootaxa paper Mustafa Ünal has revised the Bradyporinae of Turkey. Bradyporinae are very large ground-dwelling bush-crickets which live in open fields where the males produce a loud…

Platycleis (Montana) stricta. Photo Anton Koschuh.

Classification of Palaearctic Platycleidini

9 July 2011 • Roy Kleukers

In this study 33 supraspecific taxa of Palaearctic Platycleidini with unarmed prosternum are described. In contrast to most recent specialists, the authors propose to elevate all subgenera, such as Tessellana,…

Orthoptera of Rheinland-Pfalz

15 April 2011 • Roy Kleukers

In a new book the Orthoptera of Rheinland-Pfalz are treated. For all 72 species (including three mantids) information is given on distribution, behaviour, biology, habitat and regional red list status.…

Platycleis galvagnii, female. Photo Paolo Fontana.

A new Platycleis species from Sardinia

25 March 2011 • Roy Kleukers

In 1999 a small Platycleis species was found on Monte Gennargentu in Sardinia. The song and some morphological characters are clearly different from known taxa. The species is therefore considered…

Poecilimon intermedius, female. Photo Alexander Panrok.

Poecilimon intermedius new to Austria

25 March 2011 • Roy Kleukers

On June 22, 2008 a female of Poecilimon intermedius was discovered near Götzendorf in Niederösterreich. This is the first record for this species in Austria. The nearest localities are situated…

A new Isophya species from Romania: I. ciucasi

10 March 2011 • Roy kleukers

In recent years several members of the genus Isophya have been described from the Balkan, especially based on the song. In 2008 yet another new species was discovered in the…

13th International meeting on Invertebrate Sound and Vibration

5 March 2011 • Roy kleukers

The 13th International Meeting on Invertebrate Sound and Vibration will be held from June 4-7, 2011 at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. The program looks promising, with…

New atlas Niedersachsen

26 February 2011 • Roy kleukers

Recently a new atlas on the Orthoptera of Niedersachsen has been published. Niedersachsen, one of the northernmost regions in Germany, is surely one of the best investigated areas of Europa…

Baccio Baccetti (1931-2010)

3 January 2011 • Bruno Massa

On December 18, 2010 the italian orthopterist Prof. Baccio Baccetti died in his hometown Siena, aged 79. He left behind Serena, Cosimo and Nicola, to whom we send our deepest…

Books on Orthoptera from Salzburg and Niedersachsen

2 January 2011 • Roy Kleukers

At the end of 2010 two new regional atlasses have been published: Niedersachsen in Germany and Salzburg in Austria. Salzburg A 20 year study has resulted in this well illustrated…