Grasshoppers of Europe

Large Tree-cricket Oecanthus dulcisonans

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New research in Serbia, with confirmation of Pachytrachis frater

Roy Kleukers - 3 September 2018
Poecilimon fussi, male / Photo: Ivković et al. (2018)

In 2015 and 2016 the Orthoptera fauna of the Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, in western Serbia, was investigated. In total 86 Orthoptera (50 Ensifera, 36 Caelifera) were found, many of them interesting species, like Poecilimon fussi, Tettigonia balcanica and Odontopodisma balcanica. The most interesting record is Pachytrachis frater, which was recorded from Serbia once before around 1900, but it was unclear if the locality is situated in Serbia or Montenegro. The species is now confirmed for Serbia.

Source: 

Ivković, S. U. Pantović & J. Skejo 2018. Ovčar–Kablar Gorge (SW Serbia) – a new hotspot of Orthoptera diversity. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.) DOI: 10.1080/00379271.2018.1474136