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Pseudomogoplistes vicentae (Gorochov, 1996)

Scaly Cricket

Taxonomy: Orthoptera>>Ensifera>>Grylloidea>>Gryllidae>>Mogoplistinae

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Pseudomogoplistes vicentae Pseudomogoplistes vicentae

Status: British Isles native species.

Description: Greyish brown with body and legs covered in minute scales.

Size: 8-13 mm

Wings: Wingless.

Stridulation: None, as the species has no wings.

Food: Omnivorous, feeding on decaying plant and animal matter.

Habitat: Restricted to eastern half of Chesil beach in Dorset, Branscombe in Devon, and Marloes in Wales.

Phenology: Nymphs have been recorded in April, adults from August to October.

Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
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