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Grasshopper

Observed: 10th April 2013 By: BruceHBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in Invertebrates
Grasshopper - Chorthippus family
Description:
Identifications
  • Grasshopper (Chorthippus family)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Acrotylus insubricus
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

BruceH's picture

Acrotylus insubricus

Where can I find references on-line to Acrotylus? There are many grasshoppers around here and telling them apart can be challenging.

Michael Skelton's picture

Acrotylus

For field identification, I think there is no substitute for a book. I would recommend Guide des Sauterelles, Grillons et Criquets d"Europe occidentale by Bellmann and Luquet.
However, there is a key to the French species of Acrotylus in this paper: http://inpn.mnhn.fr/fichesEspece/Acrotylus_braudi.pdf You would need to have specimens in the hand to use it, I think.

BruceH's picture

Thank you

Many thanks for that.

Bruce