Chorthippus jucundus (Fischer, 1853)


Chorthippus jucundus: Female (Sierra de Javalambre, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Female (Sierra de Javalambre, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Female feeding on a thistle (Sierra de Javalambre, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Female (Sierra de Javalambre, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Female (Sierra de Javalambre, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Male (Sierra de Javalambre, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Male (Sierra de Javalambre, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Habitat in the Sierra de Javalambre (Teruel, Spain, August 2013) [N] Chorthippus jucundus: Habitat in the Sierra de Javalambre (Teruel, Spain, August 2013) [N]

Nutrition:
Especially grasses, but also herbs (e.g. thistles, own observations).

Habitat:
Chorthippus jucundus inhabits at least slightly moist with partly higher growing grasses, often with Juncus species. I found it in the Sierra de Javalambre and the nearby Sierra de Albarracin in humid depressions and along small streams.

Life cycle:
Chorthippus jucundus is large for a Chorthippus and is adult from early summer to autumn. The animals mostly sit on grass blades and hide as many grasshoppers behind the blade when they see movements.

Remarks:
Chorthippus jucundus occurs in Morocco, the Iberian Peninsula and locally in Southern France.



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