Grasshoppers of Europe

Egyptian Grasshopper Anacridium aegyptium

Photo: Paul van Hoof

A new ant-cricket from Mallorca

Roy Kleukers - 31 March 2014
Male of Myrmecophilus fuscus. Photo Thomas Stalling. 

Myrmecophilus fuscus is described from Serra de Tramuntana mountain range on Mallorca. Before this discovery M. acervorum and M. ochracea were published from Mallorca, but most probably only the new species occurs on the island. The cricket was found in the nest of Lasius lasioides. The habitat was evergreen oak forest.

Source: Stalling, T. 2013. A new species of ant-loving cricket from Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain (Orthoptera, Myrmecophilidae). Graellsia 69(2): 153-156.