Chorthippus pullus (Philippi, 1830)


Chorthippus pullus: Male (Lech near Forchach, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Male (Lech near Forchach, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Male (Lech near Forchach, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Male [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female, pink form (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female (Lechtal near Forchach/Tyrol, September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female [N] Chorthippus pullus: Female [N] Chorthippus pullus: Habitat at the Austrian Lech (Tyrol) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Habitat at the Lech near Forchach (September 2010) [N] Chorthippus pullus: Habitat at the Lech near Forchach (September 2010) [N]

Nutrition:
The species feeds especially on grasses, but also herbsand perhaps even willos seedlings.

Habitat:
Chorthippus pullus inhabits primarily gravel banks at Alpine rivers such as the Upper Lech Valley (Austria). It is important that the habitats are quite open and not too tangly. Chorthippus pullus is also found in sandy heaths, e.g. in northeastern Germany.

Life cycle:
The adults occur from late June to late September/early October. Eggs are laid in often sandy soil.

Endangerment: threatened with extinction

Endangerment factors:
In Germany Chorthippus pullus is threatened with extinction. The habitats at the edge of the Alps, for example, have been greatly reduced due to the river corrections. Because of the no longer natural river dynamics without regular floods, most habitats degrade further, so that only a few can be regarded as relatively protected occurrences (for example at the upper Isar). In the other Alpine regions, the situation is often not better.

Remarks:
Chorthippus pullus occurs locally in the whole Alps. In addition, there are populations on the sandy heaths from east Germany to Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, etc.).



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