Chorthippus binotatus (Charpentier, 1825)


Chorthippus binotatus: Male (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Male (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Male (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Male (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Male (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Male (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) Chorthippus binotatus: Courtship (Canigou, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Female (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Female (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Female (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Female (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Female (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Female (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Female (Canigou, Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, 2100m asl, mid-October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Habitat (Canigou, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Habitat (Canigou, Tour de Batère, 1400m asl, october 2013) [N] Chorthippus binotatus: Habitat (Canigou, more than 2000m asl, October 2013) [N]

Habitat:
Chorthippus binotatus inhabits gappy embankments, rocky areas, mountain pastures, gappy dwarf shrub belts and other more dry and warm places from sea level up to more than 2200m asl. It is usually most common between 1000 and 1800m asl.

Life cycle:
The adults occur from summer to October or even November.

Remarks:
Chorthippus binotatus occurs in the Iberian Peninsula and Southern France.
The taxon is very variable so that it may contain cryptic species. In recent years some of its subspecies were raised into species rank (e.g. saulcy), but the situation is not satisfactory.



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