Grasshoppers of Europe

Basque Wide-winged Bush-Cricket Zeuneriana abbreviata

Photo: Miguel Ángel Domingo

Metrioptera brachyptera new to Spain

Roy Kleukers - 20 December 2013
Metrioptera brachyptera female.

Being a common species throughout Europe, it is quite surprising that Metrioptera brachyptera was not known from the Iberian Peninsula. The species was discovered on the Spanish part of the Pyrenees. This was already known since 2004, but never published until the latest volume of Articulata. The population is typically found on a subalpine slope at an altitude of 1770 m.


Source: Poniatowski, D. & T. Fartmann 2013. Metrioptera brachyptera (Linnaeus, 1761) – a new species for Spain (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae). Articulata 28 (1/2): 135-138.