Grasshoppers of Europe

Curve-tailed Plump Bush-cricket Isophya camptoxypha

Photo: Ionut Iorgu

A new cryptic Isophya from Romania

Roy Kleukers - 22 December 2012
Isophya dochia. Photo Ionut Iorgu.

The genus Isophya has revealed many surprising new insights in the last years. In a recent paper in Zookeys Ionut Iorgu describes yet another Isophya species from the Romanian Carpathians: Isophya dochia . This brings the total number of Isophya species of the Carpathians to the amazing number of 17. Morphologically the new species is identical to I. camptoxypha , but the song is clearly different.


Source: Iorgu, I.S. 2012. Acoustic analysis reveals a new cryptic bush–cricket in the Carpathian Mountains (Orthoptera, Phaneropteridae). Zookeys 254: 1-22.