Grasshoppers of Europe

Iberian banded grasshopper Arcyptera tornosi

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Meconema meridionale in Poland

Roy Kleukers - 15 September 2014
Polish specimen of Meconema meridionale, female.  

In recent decades Meconema meridionale has vastly expanded its range, especially in western Europe. It doesn’t have functional wings, but is transported by cars. In 2013 the species was found for the first time in Poland, in the city of Krakow. 

Source: Liana, A. & J. Michalcewicz, 2014. Meconema meridionale Costa, 1860 (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea: Meconematidae) - The first record In Poland. Polish Journal of Entomology 83 (3): 181-188.