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More than 25% of European Orthoptera endangered

10 February 2017 • Baudewijn Odé

This week the first IUCN red list of European Orthoptera has been published. More than 25% of the 1082 species is threatened with extinction. The list is prepared by more…

Oscillogram of the male calling song of Isophya fatrensis and other Isophya species of the Carpathians.

Specific status of Isophya fatrensis confirmed

31 January 2017 • Roy Kleukers

The first detailed study of the bioacoustics of Isophya fatrensis has been published. This species was described as recently as 2007 and is endemic to the Slovakian western Carpathian mountains.…

Lluciapomaresius nisae. Photo J.M. Olmo-Vidal.

Lluciapomaresius nisae spec. nov.

21 January 2017 • Roy Kleukers

Lluciapomaresius nisae is described from the Serra de Llaberia in Catalonia. The new species is similar to L. panteli from which it can be separated by the shape of the…

Parapholidoptera castaneoviridis from Romania

First record of Parapholidoptera castaneoviridis in Romania

8 January 2017 • Roy Kleukers

The genus Parapholidoptera comprises of 21 species, of which P. castaneoviridis is the most western species. in 2016 a population of P. castaneoviridis was discovered near Ciucurova (county Tulcea) in…

Pholidoptera macedonica. Photo M. Lemonnier-Darcemont.

Pholidoptera macedonica new to Serbia

21 December 2016 • Roy Kleukers

Research in southern Serbia revealed the first records for Pholidoptera macedonica from this country. The species was found near to the border with Macedonia. The old records of Vichetia knipperi…