Grasshoppers of Europe

Betico Bush-cricket Apmhiestris baetica

Photo: Roy Kleukers

A new subspecies of Isophya kraussii

Roy Kleukers - 18 April 2013

Recent investigations have confirmed the presence of Isophya kraussi in the Carpathian mountains. Based on acoustic analysis and morphological characters, the populations from NE Romania are considered to belong to a different subspecies, I. kraussii moldavica .

Records of Isophya kraussi. Black dots: Isophya kraussii kraussii ; white dots: I. kraussii moldavica , triangles: records of I. pyrenaea (most probably I. kraussii ).

Iorgu, I.S. & K.G. Heller 2013. The bush-cricket Isophya kraussii (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae): bioacoustics, distribution and description of a new subspecies from Romania. Zootaxa 3640 (2): 258–269.