Tettigonia hispanica (Bolívar, 1893)


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Habitat:
The adults are found in pastures that are partly overgrown with Pteridium aquilinum, Rubus thickets and small shrubs like broom, juniper or tree heath, preferredly in medium-high altitudes between 800 and more than 2000m and in not too dry places. I met individuals also along woodland margins, broom-rich grasslands and in humid Rubus thickets in woodland clearings. Tettigonia hispanica inhabits similar cool and humid sites in central Spain as it is the case with Tettigonia cantans in central Europe.

Life cycle:
The adults usually rest on Rubus and other scrub, from near to the ground to several meters. From here the males sing especially during the hotter phases of the day, in summer presumably also in the evening/night. In suitable sites the densities can be quite high.

Endangerment factors:
Tettigonia hispanica may be threatened by too intense grazing. It is quite local in the more heavily grazed, tree-poor Sierra de Gredos, but more common in less grazed, more wooded parts of the Sierra de Guadarrama.

Remarks:
Tettigonia hispanica is endemic to Spain and is especially found in the mountains north and west of Madrid (Sierra de Guadarrama, Sierra de Gredos).



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