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Species Account for Metrioptera roeselii

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Metrioptera roeselii  (Hagenbach, 1822)
Roesel's Bush Cricket
Orthoptera group: Tettigoniidae

Metrioptera roeselii

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National status: Nb

Additional Phenology Data


Metrioptera roeselii (Roesel's Bush Cricket)
Metrioptera roeselii  (Roesel's Bush Cricket)
Metrioptera roeselii
Metrioptera roeselii

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Taxonomic group: grasshoppers, crickets and allies (Orthoptera group) - County data   
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The East Thames Corridor has long been a national stronghold for this bush cricket, but in recent years the species has undergone a very large climate driven expansion of range. In Essex the species now occurs in considerable abundance in agricultural grasslands such as set-a-side, grass field margins and lightly grazed pastures where there is plenty of vegetation cover. Road verges are also a suitable habitat as they contain tall rank grasses which are ideal cover for this species. Given that M. roeselii has colonised these inland areas in considerable abundance there is no reason for it to be included in the Essex red data list as it is no longer at risk from extinction in the county (Gardiner, 2002). References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 127 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 3 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 74 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 47 records with habitat detail and method information)

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