Myrmeleotettix maculatus

Myrmeleotettix maculatus is a species belonging to the subfamily Gomphocerinae and may be called the mottled grasshopper.[2] It is found across the Palearctic east to Siberia. In the north, it is spread from the British Isles to Scandinavia and Russia, north to about the Arctic Circle, in the south to Morocco, over the south of Spain, Calabria and Greece to Turkey . They are found from sea level to about 2,500 meters above sea level, for example in the French Alps and the Balkans.[3][4]

Myrmeleotettix maculatus
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Myrmeleotettix maculatus Germany
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Gomphocerinae
Tribe: Gomphocerini
Genus: Myrmeleotettix
M. maculatus
Binomial name
Myrmeleotettix maculatus
(Thunberg, 1815) [1]


  1. ^ Thunberg, C.P. 1815. Hemipterorum maxillosorum genera illustrata plurimisque novis speciebus ditata ac descripta. Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg, 5: 211-302
  2. ^ Ragge DR (1965). Grasshoppers, Crickets & Cockroaches of the British Isles. F Warne & Co, London. p. 299.
  3. ^ Fauna Europaea
  4. ^ Heiko Bellmann: Der Kosmos Heuschreckenführer. Die Arten Mitteleuropas sicher bestimmen. Franckh-Kosmos, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 3-440-10447-8