First confirmation of Mediterranean beach-cricket Pseudomogoplistes squamiger (Fischer, 1853) (Orthoptera: Mogoplistidae) occurring in Slovenia

Authors

  • Matjaž Bedjanič Nacionalni inštitut za biologijo, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.23.2.39-48

Keywords:

grasshoppers, Pseudomogoplistes squamiger, distribution, threat status, Slovenia, Slovenian Istria

Abstract

The occurrence of the Mediterranean Beach-cricket in Slovenia is confirmed herewith unambiguously for the first time, based on observations of males, females and larvae on 25. 9. 2021 in Slovenian Istria, on the seacoast below Belvedere near Izola and at Fiesa near Piran, western Slovenia. The distribution and biology of this specialised species, which is restricted to only a narrow belt of suitable costal habitat is incompletely known. Due to past degradation and still ongoing multiple pressures on the Slovenian seashore, the species is threatened and further field research is needed for a more detailed evaluation of the size and threat status of the species' population in Slovenia.

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Bedjanič, M. (2021). First confirmation of Mediterranean beach-cricket Pseudomogoplistes squamiger (Fischer, 1853) (Orthoptera: Mogoplistidae) occurring in Slovenia . Natura Sloveniae, 23(2), 39-48. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.23.2.39-48

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