Status: Occasional casual introduction.
Description: Large brownish grasshopper with dark patches on the hind wings and multiple vertical bars down the eyes. Peg between the forelegs and a prominent keel in the middle of the pronotum that is broken by three deep transverse furrows.
Wings: Fully winged with wings extending beyond the end of the abdomen in both sexes.
Habitat: Common species in the eastern Mediterranean, arrival in Britain as a vagrant or accidental import.
Phenology: Adults have been found in Britain from late summer through to November.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
Terms & conditions
Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
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