The Heath Bush-cricket has a very scanty distribution throughout Europe. It used to occur in the heathland area of ‘De Veluwe’, mostly in pure Calluna vulgaris heathland. In 1987 the last 5 males were heard singing here. The only surviving Central-European populations are in military areas in northern Germany (Lüneburger Heide), where it lives in heathland which is burned every 4-5 years. The soil is almost bare between the heather plants. Although there is a slight possibility that Gampsocleis glabra might still be found in largely unstudied military areas, we assume that the species is now really extinct from The Netherlands.
Wingerden, W.K.R.E. van, Willemse, L.P.M., Odé, B., Nieukerken, E.J. van, Kleukers, R.M.J.C.
- Kleukers, R.M.J.C., E.J. van Nieukerken, B. Odé, L.P.M. Willemse & W.K.R.E. van Wingerden 1997. De sprinkhanen en krekels van Nederland (Orthoptera). Nederlandse Fauna 1: 1-415. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, KNNV Uitgeverij, uropean Invertebrate Survey - Nederland.