Acrida ungarica ungarica Herbst, 1786 ♀
Common names: Common cone-headed Grasshopper, Nosed Grasshopper [En], Truxale méditerranéenne, Truxale occitane, Criquet à long nez [Fr], Gewöhnliche Nasenschrecke [De]
IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern)
Chrysochorofa, SERRES ● Greece
Description: Large to very large, long-winged grasshopper. The males (29-43 mm) are smaller than females (45-70 mm). The head is prolonged. The body is entirely green to straw-coloured, with light and dark markings. The hid wings are yellowish. The tip of the male abdomen is prolonged and pointed.
Biology: This species is adult is summer.
Habitat: This is a grassland species, which occurs in dry and warm grass-rich habitats, dunes and wastelands. In the northern part of its range the species is only found in well preserved sandy dunes.
Distribution: Southern and central part of Europe, including the Iberian, Apennine and Balkan Peninsulas as well as in the Mediterranean islands to Cyprus and reaching European Russia in the east. Its northern range border is in Austria and Slovakia.
Willemse L., Kleukers R. & Odé B., 2018. The Grasshoppers of Greece, EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten & Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands.
Hochkirch A., Chobanov D.P., Kleukers R., Rutschmann F., Kristin A., Szovenyi G., Presa J.J. & Willemse L.P.M., 2016. Acrida ungarica, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.