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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…

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…