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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…

Chrysochraon dispar, male. Photo Paul van Hoof. 

Website OOE updated

20 December 2014 • Roy Kleukers

The website Orthoptera of Europe has recently been updated. What has changed? The layout has been slightly modernised. The species lists have been completely updated, based on the new European…

Example of Dolichopoda (from Greece). 

New insights western Italian Dolichopoda

18 November 2014 • Roy Kleukers

The status of three closely related Dolichopoda taxa from northeastern Italy has been re-evaluated.

Photo: Ionuț Iorgu

In memoriam Alex Tatu

6 November 2014 • Roy Kleukers

Recently an In Memoriam was published on Alex Tatu, who passed away in July 2013, on the age of 22. Alex was a promising young orthopterist, who just started publishing…

Putative D. japanica. Photo Kathryn Kinney.

Expansion Asian cave crickets in US

5 November 2014 • Roy Kleukers

A citizen science project revealed that Diestramenna asynamora is much more common in the central and eastern parts of the US than previously known. The species is native to China…

Chris Haes. Photo Malcolm Lee.

Chris Haes passed away

31 October 2014 • Roy Kleukers

On June 11, 2014 Chris Haes passed away, aged 84. Chris is best known among orthopterists for one the first European books on Orthoptera accessible to the broader public: Grasshoppers…