Gryllus bimaculatus De Geer, 1773

Gryllus bimaculatus: Adult (La Gomera, El Cedro, February 2013) [N] Gryllus bimaculatus: Adult (La Gomera, February 2013) [N] Gryllus bimaculatus: Adult (Madeira, Sao Lourenco, March 2013) Gryllus bimaculatus: Female [S] Gryllus bimaculatus: Female [N] Gryllus bimaculatus: Female, detail [S] Gryllus bimaculatus: Male (color form) [S] Gryllus bimaculatus: Larva (Azores, Sao Miguel, November 2013) [N] Gryllus bimaculatus: Individual-rich habitat in Madeira (Sao Lourenco, March 2013) [N]

Living and dead plant parts

Gryllus bimaculatus inhabits pastures, scrub, dunes, grasslands and ruderal terrain.

Life cycle:
The adults appear from July to autumn. In the south (e.g. Madeira or Canaries), Gryllus bimaculatus can be observed also in winter. Gryllus bimaculatus does not dig own ducts but hide on the ground in grass clumps or under stones.

Endangerment factors:
Near the coast Gryllus bimaculatus is pushed back through tourism and urban sprawl, but is overall not in serious danger.

Gryllus bimaculatus occurs throughout the Mediterranean from Spain to Greece. It is also observed on some Canaries and Madeira.

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