Chorthippus montanus (Charpentier, 1825)


Chorthippus montanus: Female (eastern Swabian Alb) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male (Aichstetten near Leutkirch, S-Germany, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male (Aichstetten near Leutkirch, S-Germany, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male (Aichstetten near Leutkirch, S-Germany, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male (eastern Swabian Alb, September 2012) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male (eastern Swabian Alb, September 2012) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male (eastern Swabian Alb, September 2012) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male (eastern Swabian Alb, September 2012) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Male [N] Chorthippus montanus: Female [N] Chorthippus montanus: Female (Aichstetten near Leutkirch, S-Germany, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Female (Aichstetten near Leutkirch, S-Germany, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Female (Aichstetten near Leutkirch, S-Germany, October 2013) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Female (eastern Swabian Alb) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Female (eastern Swabian Alb, September 2012) [N] Chorthippus montanus: Habitat: wet to partial even flooded (in margins) and uncut to two times mown meadows [N] Chorthippus montanus: One of the last habitats on the eastern Swabian Alb (2012), Here also occurs Stetophyma grossum. [N]

Nutrition:
The species feeds especially on grasses (Poaceae and Cyperaceae).

Habitat:
Chorthippus montanus inhabits wet meadows, fens, sedge reeds, moors and similar places. It occurs only in wet habitats, often together with Stetophyma grossum.

Life cycle:
Adults appear from July to October.

Endangerment: endangered

Endangerment factors:
Chorthippus montanus is threatened by drainage, afforestation, intensification (fertilizers, frequent mowing), overbuilding and conversion into fields.

Remarks:
Chorthippus montanus occurs in wet meadows often together with the very similar Chorthippus parallelus, but penetrates much further into bogs.

Chorthippus montanus occurs from the Pyrenees across Central and Northern Europe to east Asia (Kamchatka).



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