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Zuidelijke boomsprinkhaan Meconema meridionale

Foto: Sandra Lamberts

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Tettigoniidae [familie]
Meconema [genus] (2/2)

The Southern Oak Bush-cricket is the most recent addition to the Nether­lands Orthoptera fauna. It is known from Maas­tricht, Culemborg and the towns around the city of Rotterdam. The insects were mainly found on walls of large buildings during late autumn. Some of the specimens were first mistaken for nymphs of the Oak Bush-cricket. The dis­covery of the isolated populati­ons near Rotterdam supports the hypothesis that the expan­sion in Northwestern Europe is due to transport by cars. Its reduced wings are not suitable for flight.

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Odé, B., Willemse, L.P.M., Wingerden, W.K.R.E. van, Kleukers, R.M.J.C., Nieukerken, E.J. van

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