Stripe-winged Grasshopper Stenobothrus lineatus (Panzer, 1796)
Crickets and Grasshoppers belong to the order Orthoptera and the current UK list contains around 30 species, including several known migrants/accidentals. Nottinghamshire currently has 15 species on it's list. This is a rare and restricted Grasshopper in Nottinghamshire and the Midlands. As far as we know, in Nottinghamshire, it is still only found at Budby South Forest. The Stripe-winged Grasshopper being in Nottinghamshire is quite an interesting fact in itself, as it is extremely isolated from other UK sites where this Grasshopper is found. All other sites lie south of a line between the Wash and the Severn estuary. Stripe-winged Grasshopper is a brightly coloured species, usually green and brown with some degree of orange/red on the abdomen. The pronotal keels are gently incurved and there is a white line and stigma on the forewing. Both sexes are winged.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenobothrus lineatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2016

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