Grasshoppers of Europe

Iberian banded grasshopper Arcyptera tornosi

Photo: Roy Kleukers

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.

Source: 

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. http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4206.1.1/9634