Grasshoppers of Europe

Betico Bush-cricket Apmhiestris baetica

Photo: Roy Kleukers

Otto von Helversen passed away

Klaus-Gerhard Heller - 6 June 2009

On March 2, 2009, five months before his pension, the renowned Orthoptera researcher Otto von Helversen passed away, as a result of a failed operation. Otto von Helversen for many years lead a successful university groupĀ  on animal behaviour and evolution. One of his major contributions to Orthoptera studies was the development of a system to register the leg movements of Gomphocerinae together with the song. Unfortunately he has not lived to see the recent publication on Greek Chorthippus , of which he was co-author.

Source: Bernhard Ronacher, Harald Wolf & York Winter in prep. Articulata.