Grasshoppers of Europe

Peripodisma llofizii

Photo: Michèle Lemmonier-Darcemont

Nocaracris istanbul

Roy Kleukers - 14 March 2017
The newly described Nocaracris istanbul. Photo Mustafa Ünal. 

A recent revision of the pamphagid tribe Nocarodeini has revealed a new species, Nocaracris istanbul. It is described from the European part of Turkey. In this impressive 200+ page study the European Paranocaracris bulgaricus is placed in the same genus and is thus renamed to Nocaracris bulgaricus.


Ünal, M. 2016. Pamphagidae (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) from the Palaearctic Region: taxonomy, classification, keys to genera and a review of the tribe Nocarodeini I.Bolívar. Zootaxa 4206 (1): 001–223.