Pholidoptera griseoaptera (De Geer, 1773)


Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Male [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Male (Illerbeuren near Memmingen, August 2013) [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Male (Illerbeuren near Memmingen, August 2013) [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Female (Illerbeuren near Memmingen, S-Germany, August 2013) [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Female [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Female [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Female [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Young larva (Illerbeuren near Memmingen, May 2013) [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Female, older larva [N] Pholidoptera griseoaptera: Typical habitat on the eastern Swabian Alb (June 2013) [N]

Nutrition:
As the larva the species feeds especially on plants, as an imago in contrast more other insects.

Habitat:
Pholidoptera griseoaptera colonizes forests, clearings, extensive hedge areas, blackberry thickets, plantations and penetrates with shrubs into the cities.

Life cycle:
The adults occur from June to early November. In extremely warm autumn of 2006 I found a male as late as early December (Southern Germany). The eggs overwinter in the soil or in deadwood, twice according to literature.

Endangerment factors:
Pholidoptera griseoaptera is one of the most widespread and common grasshopper species particularly in forest areas.

Remarks:
Pholidoptera griseoaptera occurs from Northern Spain to a few areas of Western Asia. The focus is on central and Eastern Europe.



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