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Stenobothrus lineatus (Panzer, 1796)

Stripe-winged Grasshopper

Taxonomy: Orthoptera>>Caelifera>>Acridoidea>>Acrididae>>Gomphocerinae

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Status: British Isles native species.

Description: Brightly coloured, usually green and brown with red on the abdomen. Gently incurved pronotal keels. White line and elongated spot (stigma) on the forewing.

Size: 15-23 mm

Wings: Winged.

Stridulation: Short, pulsating, metallic rasp – characteristic ‘wheezing’ hiss.

Recordings: Note, your ability to play these recordings depends upon the configuration of your computer and browser.

Calling song. Two verses.
Source: Baudewijn Odé

Courtship song, first phase.
Source: Baudewijn Odé

Courtship song, second phase, ending with mounting song.
Source: Baudewijn Odé

Food: Herbivorous.

Habitat: Grasslands on chalk and limestones, heaths and some dune systems.

Phenology: Nymphs appear in May, adults from mid-July onwards surviving until October.

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