Euchorthippus declivus (Brisout de Barneville, 1849)


Euchorthippus declivus: Female (Canigou, French east Pyrenees, 1500m asl, October 2013) [N] Euchorthippus declivus: Adult (Greece, Olympus east side, 900m asl, late June 2013) [N] Euchorthippus declivus: Female (Arzo, southern Ticino, Switzerland, early October 2013) [N] Euchorthippus declivus: Male (Arzo, southern Ticino, Switzerland, early October 2013) [N] Euchorthippus declivus: Male (Ticino) [N] Euchorthippus declivus: Male (Ticino) [N] Euchorthippus declivus: Habitat: old quarry in the Ticino [N]

Nutrition:
Grasses

Habitat:
Euchorthippus declivus inhabits extensively managed, very dry to moderate wet meadows and pastures. Euchorthippus declivus is found for example in fallow, clearly structured dry to periodically wet meadows at the foot of quarries. In a quarry in Ticino, most individuals were not found in the driest area, but in a small oozing area.

Life cycle:
Adults occur from July to October. They are mostly observed on grasses. The eggs overwinter in the soil.

Remarks:
The distribution is Southern European. The northernmost outposts are located in Lower Austria, in the Burgenland (Austria), near Geneva, in the southern Ticino (Switzerland) and along the English Channel (French side) to the Isle of Jersey.



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