News Archive 2016

Pholidoptera macedonica. Photo M. Lemonnier-Darcemont.

Pholidoptera macedonica new to Serbia

21 December 2016 • Roy Kleukers

Research in southern Serbia revealed the first records for Pholidoptera macedonica from this country. The species was found near to the border with Macedonia. The old records of Vichetia knipperi…

The Adriatic marbled bush-cricket Zeuneriana marmorata, an endangered species on the European red list. 

More than 1000 Orthoptera on IUCN global red list

8 December 2016 • Roy Kleukers

The IUCN Red List has recently been updated and now more than 1000 Orthoptera species are included in the global red list. These come mostly from the recent activities for…

DNA barcoding central European Orthoptera

8 December 2016 • Roy Kleukers

An international research team has barcoded a substantial part of the central European grasshoppers. In total 127 of the 162 taxa occuring in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were analysed, and…

New field guide central Europe

1 December 2016 • Roy Kleukers

In 2016 a new field guide for Central Europe has been published. The geographical scope is Germany and Nordtirol, which covers a large part of Central and Northern Europe. The…

New iRecordapp grasshoppers

28 October 2016 • Baudewijn Odé

The iRecord Grasshoppers app for iOS and Android has recently been updated. Not only is it possible to search for information and pictures of all Orthoptera of Britain and Ireland…

Barnabás Nagy honoured at 95th birthday

23 September 2016 • Gergely Szövényi and Gellért Puskás

Dr. Barnabás Nagy, leading Hungarian orthopterist recently celebrated his 95th birthday. He was officially greeted in 16 September 2016 by the Hungarian Entomological Society, the Zoological Section of the Hungarian…

Rhacocleis andikithirensis, male

New from Greece: Rhacocleis andikithirensis

22 July 2016 • Roy Kleukers

On the islet of Andikithira a new species of the genus Rhacocleis was discovered: R. andikithirensis . Later it was discovered on other islands in western Cyclades. The morphology and…

Gryllotalpa stepposa in Romania, Hungary and Serbia

19 July 2016 • Roy Kleukers

Gryllotalpa species are notoriously difficult to identify. Research on Gryllotalpa stepposa revealed that this species has a wider distribution on the Balkan than previously thought. It is mentioned for the…

The finding of Tetrix bipunctata in Alvao NP is only the second confirmed record of this species on the Iberian Peninsula.

Six new species to Portugal

28 June 2016 • Roy Kleukers

Recent research has yielded six species of Orthoptera new to the Portuguese fauna: Cyrtaspis tuberculata , Natula averni, Oecanthus dulcisonans, Pteronemobius heydenii, Tetrix bipunctata and Stenobothrus grammicus . Furthermore the…

The European Saga

24 April 2016 • Roy Kleukers

This new book focusses on probably the most appealing Orthoptera group in Europe: the Saginae. In Europe six species of these enormous spiny predators occur: Saga pedo, campbelli, rammei, hellenica,…

Participants of the first European Meeting on Orthoptera Conservation. 

First European Congress on Orthoptera Conservation

21 March 2016 • Roy Kleukers

The First European Congress on Orthoptera Conservation was held in Trier (Germany) from March 18-20, 2016 . There were about 20 lectures, with a titilating key note talk on sexual…

Faune de France 97: Caelifera

15 March 2016 • Roy Kleukers

In this two volume book all groups (except the Gomphocerinae) of the French Caelifera are treated. The Gomphocerinae will be included in a separate volume. The books are in French,…

Male of Roeseliana oporina. Photo Mario García-París.

Rediscovery of the ghost bush-cricket

19 February 2016 • Roy Kleukers

Roeseliana oporina was described from Central Spain by Bolivar in 1887. Later there was confusion and discussion about the type-locality, type-specimens and collector and subsequently the name was ignored by…

12th Congress of Orthopterology in Bahia

19 February 2016 • Roy Kleukers

The 12th International Congress of Orthopterology will be held in Bahia (Brazil) fro October 30 to November 3, 2016. This meeting provides a unique possibility to meet reknown Orthoptera researchers…

New Orthoptera book Western Europe

27 January 2016 • Roy Kleukers

At the end of 2015 a new book on the Orthoptera of the French speaking European countries has been published. In total 261 species from France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Switzerland…