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Miramella alpina
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Melanoplinae
Tribe: Podismini
Subtribe: Miramellina
Genus: Miramella
Dovnar-Zapolskij, 1932
Type species
Podisma solitaria
Ikonnikov, 1911

Miramella is a small genus of short-horned grasshoppers in the subfamily Melanoplinae. They are found in Europe and eastern Asia. As of January 2019, Orthoptera Species File lists seven species in three subgenera.[1] The genus was first named in 1932.[2] Miramella is the type genus of the subtribe Miramellina (Acrididae: Melanoplinae: Podismini).[1][3]

Species in the genus Mirabella occur in a variety of habitats, with some found at up to 2,800 m (9,200 ft) above sea level in the Swiss alps, including alpine, subalpine, montane, and submontane meadows.[4] The conservation status of three species have been assessed on the IUCN Red ListMiramella carinthiaca, M. irena, and M. alpina. They are each listed as species of "least concern".[5]

Subgenera and species[edit]

Subgenera and species include:[1][6][7][8]

Genera with species formerly considered part of Mirabella include Capraiuscola, Nadigella, Parapodisma, Podisma, and Sinopodisma.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Cigliano, M. M.; Braun, H.; Eades, D. C.; Otte, D. "genus Miramella Dovnar-Zapolskij, 1932". orthoptera.speciesfile.org. Orthoptera Species File. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  2. ^ Dovnar-Zapolskij. 1932. Zur Kenntnis der paläarktischen Podismini (Orthoptera, Acridodea) (Vorläufige Mitteilung). Trudy Zoologitscheskogo Instituta, Akademiia Nauk SSSR, Leningrad.
  3. ^ Vickery VR (1977) The value of cytology in taxonomy with particular reference to the Podismini (Acridoidea: Acrididae: Melanoplinae). Revista de la Sociedada Entomologica Argentina 36: 89–95.
  4. ^ Kral, Karl (December 2018). "Ecological requirements and features adapting the Karinthian Mountain grasshopper Miramella carinthiaca to live in meadows at the alpine treeline". Acta Entomologica Slovenica. 26 (2).
  5. ^ "Miramella". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Browse Miramella". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  7. ^ "Miramella". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  8. ^ "ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  9. ^ a b Baur, Hannes; Coray, Armin (September 2004). "The status of some taxa related to Miramella irena (Fruhstorfer) and the type of Kisella Harz (Caelifera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae)". Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 111 (3): 631–642. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.80257.
  10. ^ Storozhenko, S. Yu.; Kim, T. W.; Jeon, M J. "Monograph of Korean Orthoptera". National Institute of Biological Resources. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  11. ^ "Search OSF". Orthoptera Species File. Retrieved 17 January 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Miramella at Wikimedia Commons