Grasshoppers of Europe

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Oedipoda cynthiae, a new species from Apulia

Roy Kleukers - 10 July 2019
Oedipoda cynthiae / Photo: Paolo Fontana

Recently Oedipoda cynthiae has been described from Apulia in southern Italy. The populations of this species have long been known were attributed to O. miniata and O. charpentieri respectively. A new analysis, based on both morphological features and DNA, showed that it is a separate species. As common name Apulian Band-winged Grasshopper has been chosen.

Source: 

Fontana, P., F. Buzzetti & B. Massa 2019. A new rare species of Oedipoda Latreille, 1829 (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from South Italy. Zootaxa 4614: 50-60