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Eupholidoptera schmidtii, recently synonymised with E. chabrieri, is now re-instated as a valid species.

Revision Eupholidoptera Balkan and Italy

5 November 2013 • Roy Kleukers

The status of the different taxa of Eupholidoptera in southern Europe is much discussed. In the past many taxa were recognised in Italy and the Balkan. According to Ciplak et…

Thijs Duijm 1920-2013

4 November 2013 • Baudewijn Odé

After a long and rich life the Dutch lecturer in zoology and orthopterist Thijs Duijm has passed away on October 28. He founded the Dutch research on behaviour and bioacoustics…

Zubovskya banatica is an point endemic from Semenic Mts.

Analysis Orthoptera Romanian Carpathians

2 November 2013 • Roy Kleukers

A team of Slovakian and Romanian orthopterists has made an analysis of the rich fauna of the Romanian Carpathians. In 2013 they visited 24 localities, and found 71 species. This…

Call for Balearic Orthoptera

15 August 2013 • Roy Kleukers

In the next years Spanish orthopterist Florent Prunier will be working on the Orthoptera of the Balearic islands. People who have Orthoptera records of this area are asked to contact…

Rediscovery Rammeihippus dinaricus

28 June 2013 • Roy Kleukers

In 2012 Rammeihippus dinaricus was found on Dinara mountain in Croatia. The species was known only from the type-series from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1936. In 2012 only one specimen…

Male of the new subspecies Isophya rhodopensis leonorae.

Review Balkan Isophya

23 May 2013 • Roy Kleukers

In this major work the Balkan species of Isophya are critically reviewed, with a revision of the modesta -group. Isophya leonorae and I. petkovi are placed as subspecies to I.…

New field guide Czech Republic

2 May 2013 • Roy Kleukers

In this field guide a team of researchers present the 86 species of Orthoptera known from the Czech Republic. The field guide contains an identification key and species treatments inspired…

Male of the newly described Sphingonotus almeriense.

Revision of the Iberian Sphingonotus

29 April 2013 • Roy Kleukers

Sphingonotus is one of the most difficult groups of the European Orthoptera fauna. This review of the Iberian species is a very valuable step towards resolving the taxonomical problems. About…

A new subspecies of Isophya kraussii

18 April 2013 • Roy Kleukers

Recent investigations have confirmed the presence of Isophya kraussi in the Carpathian mountains. Based on acoustic analysis and morphological characters, the populations from NE Romania are considered to belong to…

Workshop European Red List Orthoptera

14 April 2013 • Roy Kleukers

From 11 to 13 april the Orthoptera Specialist Group of the IUCN had a workshop on the redlisting of European Orthoptera in Leiden. A total of 13 orthopterists from all…