Stethophyma grossum

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Stethophyma grossum
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Stethophyma grossum Germany
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae
Genus: Stethophyma
Species: S. grossum
Binomial name
Stethophyma grossum
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
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Range: see GBIF

Stethophyma grossum,[2] the large marsh grasshopper,[3] is a species belonging to the family Acrididae subfamily Oedipodinae.

Distribution and Habitat[edit]

S. grossum is found throughout Europe, with a few records from western Asia. In the British Isles it is restricted to southern localities in England (notably the New Forest) and Ireland.

The habitat is typically wet meadow and marsh throughout its range.[4] In southern England, the species is most often found in "quaking" sphagnum moss bogs.[3]



  1. ^ Linnaeus, C. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio Decima, Reformata.Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
  2. ^ Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V. (ed) (2014). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Ragge DR (1965). Grasshoppers, Crickets & Cockroaches of the British Isles. F Warne & Co, London. p. 299. 
  4. ^ Heiko Bellmann: Der Kosmos Heuschreckenführer. Die Arten Mitteleuropas sicher bestimmen. Franckh-Kosmos, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 3-440-10447-8

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