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Chorthippus biguttulus (Bow-winged Grasshopper)

Wikipedia Abstract

Chorthippus biguttulus, the Bow-winged grasshopper, is one of the most common species of grasshopper found in the dry grassland of northern and central Europe. It is part of a group of species (biguttulus-group) that are very difficult to identify morphologically. Chorthippus biguttulus was previously classified (with C. brunneus and C. mollis) as a single species Stauroderus variabilis. The three species were distinguished using song characteristics.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dahlberg 22 Germany  
Leitmarer Felsen 247 Germany  
Wulsenberg, Hasental und Kregenberg 198 Germany  


Prey / Diet

Phleum pratense (common timothy)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Chorthippus brunneus (Common Field Grasshopper)1
Melanargia galathea (Marbled White)1
Myrmeleotettix maculatus (Mottled Grasshopper)1
Omocestus viridulus (Common Green Grasshopper)1



Parasitized by 
Staphylocystis furcata <Unverified Name>[3]


Europe (Southwestern Europe); Europe(Southwestern Europe); Type locality: Asia-Temperate, China, China North-central, Shanxi;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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