News Archive 2015

Nymph Prionotropis willemsorum, Mesovouni (Greece). Photo Michèle & Lemonnier-Darcemont.

Revision of the genus Prionotropis

27 December 2015 • Roy Kleukers

The genus Prionotropis is distributed in the mediterranean area from Turkey in the east to the Iberian Peninsula in the West. In this revision seven species are listed. For the…

Myrmecophilus fuscus, male. Photo Thomas Stalling. 

New records for Myrmecophilus fuscus

24 November 2015 • Roy Kleukers

After its description from Mallorca in 2013 several new records of Myrmecophilus fuscus have come to light. In a recent publication the first records for France, Italy (Sicily) and Malta…

Chorthipopus bornhalmi, male.

Chorthippus bornhalmi in the heart of the Balkans

20 November 2015 • Roy Kleukers

A new study on Chorthippus bornhalmi presents many new records in Croatia and Serbia. The populations in Vlasina represent the first records for this species in Serbia. The species was…

Peripodisma ceraunii, female. 

Two new Peripodisma species from Albania

18 November 2015 • Roy Kleukers

In 2015 two new species of Peripodisma have been described from Albania. This is quite remarkable, as the genus contained only one species, known from Greece (Epirus): E. tymphii .…

One of the British tree crickets. Photo David Walker.

The tree cricket has arrived in Britain

25 August 2015 • Roy Kleukers

On August 20, 2015 the first population of the tree cricket Oecanthus pellucens has been discovered on the mainland of England. Hundreds of males were singing near Dungeness, in the…

New atlas Dutch Orthoptera

12 August 2015 • Roy Kleukers

Iin this publication a new key to the Dutch Orthoptera is presented. Furthermore the results of the most recent atlasproject (2006-2014) are compared to the first project (1990-1995). The fauna…

Bicolorana kraussi, male. Foto N. Tvrtković

Cold case Platycleis kraussi resolved

29 July 2015 • Roy Kleukers

The case of Platycleis kraussi is resolved. The species was described by Padewieth in 1900. The type series was lost and the species was not recorded after the description. Croatian…

Antonio Galvagni in 2006. Photo Paolo Fontana

Antonio Galvagni passed away

23 July 2015 • Bruno Massa & Paolo Fontana

On April 30, 2015 Antonio Galvagni passed away in Rovereto, at the age of 91. He was a keen speleologist and one of the great Italian Orthoptera specialists. He has…

New: Paramogoplistes ortini

18 July 2015 • Roy Kleukers

The Iberian material previously identified as Mogoplistes brunneus proves to belong to three species. Earlier Paramogoplistes dentatus was described and in this paper an additional species is described: Paramogoplistes ortini…

Ephippigerida rosae, male. Photo Fransisco Barros.

Two new species of Ephippigerida

18 July 2015 • Roy Kleukers

Ephippigerida rosae is described from southern Portugal and Ephippigerida laserena from Spain. The last species is somewhat atypical for the genus. In fact the genus description has had to be…

Stenobothrus crassipes, one of the Czech specialties.  Foto Petr Kocarek. 

Atlas project Czech Republic

23 June 2015 • Roy Kleukers

Recently an atlas project on Orthoptera and related groups started in the Czech Republic. Everybody who lives there or visits this country can contribute to the maps. More information at…

Paracinema tricolor is one of the four species classified as Endangered.

Red list of Macedonia

30 April 2015 • Roy Kleukers

Recently a red list of the Orthoptera of Macedonia was compiled, according to the guidelines of the IUCN. Of the 175 taxa 17 are considered to be threatened, of which…

Stenobothrus crassipes from the collection of Boža Pokopac.

Stenobothrus crassipes in Croatia

18 April 2015 • Roy Kleukers

Boža Pokopac studied the Orthoptera fauna of the surroundings of Bielovar in 1954. Recently, her material in the collection of the Division of Zoology of the Faculty of Science in…

Psorodonotus macedonicus, male. 

Balkan Psorodonotus unraveled

28 March 2015 • Roy Kleukers

On the Balkan three taxa of Psorodonotus occur on the Balkan: fieberi , illyricus and macedonicus . These were mostly placed as subspecies of P. fieberi . A new thorough…