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Krasser Pseudochorthippus parallelus

Foto: Martien van den Heuvel


Acrididae [familie]
Pseudochorthippus [genus] (2/2)
parallelus [soort]

The Meadow Grasshopper is common and widespread in the southern and eastern parts of the country, but occurs only in a few areas in the west. It inhabits a large variety of biotopes, but there is a remarkable geographic variation in habitat-preference. In the south it occurs everywhere in road-verges and all kinds of relatively moist grasslands, ­heaths, dunes, etc. In the northern part of its area it is almost completely confined to wet heaths, where it prefers grassy places with Molinia vegetation. Here it is hardly found in road-verges at all. The long-winged form has been found regularly, and probably contributes most to dispersal of this species. Part of its dispersal, however, may be explained by transport of eggs with soil. 



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