Meconema meridionale (Southern oak bush cricket)♂︎

Malus sp. (Apple)

Last update: 7 January 2024


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


The Southern oak bush cricket (Meconema meridionale) [1] is the most abundant grasshopper in our garden. The species can be found on many plants what possibly explains the success of this established introduced species [1]. A handful nymphs, all males, crawled around in the Apple tree (Malus sp.) pruning material.

Southern oak bush cricket ♂︎ (Meconema meridionale), nymph on Apple (Malus sp.)


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