Grasshoppers of Europe

Red-legged grasshopper Chorthippus binotatus

Photo: Roy Kleukers

Taxonomic scope

The website contains information on Orthoptera sensu stricto, Caelifera (grasshoppers and groundhoppers) and Ensifera (crickets and bushcrickets). The basis for the taxonomic databases and common names is the list used for the IUCN red list assessments. This list has been compiled in concordance with Fauna Europaea ( and Orthoptera Species File (