Thyreonotus corsicus

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Thyreonotus corsicus
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Thyreonotus corsicus female, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Tettigoniidae
Genus: Thyreonotus
Species:T. corsicus
Binomial name
Thyreonotus corsicus
Rambur, 1838 [1]

Thyreonotus corsicus is a species belonging to the family Tettigoniidae subfamily Tettigoniinae.It is found in the western Mediterranean from the Iberian Peninsula over the south of France to the southwestern Alps. Isolated populations are found in Corsica and Sardinia. [2] [3]

Tettigoniidae family of insects

Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids, or bush crickets. They have previously been known as long-horned grasshoppers. More than 6,400 species are known. Part of the suborder Ensifera, the Tettigoniidae are the only extant (living) family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea.

Tettigoniinae subfamily of insects

The subfamily Tettigoniinae, sometimes called shield-backed katydids, contains hundreds of species, which are native to the Americas, Australia, southern Africa, Europe, and the Near East. The faunas of the Neotropics and Australia are more closely related to one other than to those of southern Africa, although the three groups are related. They are attributed to an ancient Gondwana fauna which is reflected in the known distribution of the southern African genera, which are in turn related to the North American genera Neduba and Aglaothorax. Many of the common northern European species are in this subfamily.

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References

  1. Rambur In Serville (1838[1839]) , Histoire naturelle des insectes. Orthoptères, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris
  2. Fauna Europaea
  3. Heiko Bellmann: Der Kosmos Heuschreckenführer. Die Arten Mitteleuropas sicher bestimmen. Franckh-Kosmos, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN   3-440-10447-8