Anonconotus alpinus (Yersin, 1858)


Anonconotus alpinus: Male (Valais, Switzerland) [N] Anonconotus alpinus: Male (Valais, Switzerland) [N] Anonconotus alpinus: Male dorsal (Valais, Switzerland, September 2009) [N] Anonconotus alpinus: Female (Valais, Switzerland) [N] Anonconotus alpinus: Female (Valais, Switzerland, September 2009) [N] Anonconotus alpinus: Female (Valais, Switzerland, September 2009) [N] Anonconotus alpinus: Female (Valais, Switzerland, September 2009) [N] Anonconotus alpinus: Habitat in the northwestern part of Valais in about 1900m above sea level (September 2009) [N]

Nutrition:
Especially plants, partially also insects.

Habitat:
Anonconotus alpinus inhabits sunny alpine meadows and gappy dwarf shrub slopes from 1200 to over 2300m above sea level

Life cycle:
The eggs overwinter in the moss or the top soil layer, probably several times. Adults occur from July to October.

Endangerment factors:
Anonconotus alpinus is in higher elevations only locally endangered, but in lower altitudes much more (tourism, intensification, reforestation).

Remarks:
Anonconotus alpinus is missing in Germany and can be found on the one hand in the eastern Alps from east and south Tyrol on eastwards and on the other hand in the western Alps from the west of Switzerland southwestward. In between, it occurs isolated on the Austrian Arlberg.

The eastern populations are nowadays sometimes considered a distinct species (not only a subspecies) A. italoaustriacus. This depends on the point of view (species vs. subspecies).

Literature:
Antonio Galvagni & Paolo Fontana (2002): Le specie del genere Anonconotus Camerano, 1878, delle Alpi Orientali (Insecta Orthoptera Tettigoniidae)



Anonconotus apenninigenus