Alpine Dark Bush-Cricket

Pholidoptera aptera

The alpine dark bush-cricket is a species of cricket belonging to the subfamily Tettigoniinae. It is found in Eastern and Central Europe in the Alps and the Alpine foothills. In Switzerland, their presence limited to the eastern Alps, the Southern Alps and the Schaffhauser Randen. In Germany it occurs south of the line Bodensee, to southern Munich. It also occurs in Austria and Slovenia.
Alpine dark bush-cricket - Pholidoptera aptera Pholidoptera aptera subsp. karnyi Alpine dark bush-cricket,Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Bush cricket,Europe,Geotagged,Insect,Insecta,Katydid,Long-horned grasshopper,Orthoptera,Pholidoptera aptera,Pholidoptera aptera subsp. karnyi,Summer,Tettigoniidae,Vitosha Mountain Nature Park,Wildlife

Habitat

It is found at altitudes from 260 to 2360 meters above sea level in densely forested clearings or clearcuts, high-altitude orchards, bracken slopes, rocky, dwarf shrub communities and areas densely populated with grasses and herbaceous plants. At high altitudes, warm southern slopes are preferred.

References:

Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.

Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOrthoptera
FamilyTettigoniidae
GenusPholidoptera
SpeciesP. aptera
Photographed in
Bulgaria