Mottled Grasshopper Myrmeleotettix maculatus (Thunberg, 1815)
Crickets and Grasshoppers belong to the order Orthoptera and the current UK list contains around 30 species, including several known migrants and accidentals. Nottinghamshire currently has 15 species on it's list. The Mottled Grasshopper prefers dry places such as heathland. In Nottinghamshire, Budby South Forest is certainly one of the best places to find this variable species, but the male can be identified by the clubbed antennae.
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Late instar Mottled Grasshopper nymph, photographed at Oak Tree Heath June 2021
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Myrmeleotettix maculatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC.

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 2021

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