Slender Groundhopper Tetrix subulata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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. In Nottinghamshire, the Slender Groundhopper is classed as being of conservation concern because of their specific habitat requirements. It is certainly fairly widespread around the Sherwood Forest area and abundant in certain sections of Warsop Main Pit Top, but as Groundhoppers are much smaller than adult Grasshoppers, they are often easily missed. They are attracted to MV moth traps and hundreds have appeared at light in Lound Wood at Eakring during the Summer months.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tetrix subulata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Warne. Robert Brown. Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Pauline Bradford. Rob Johnson. Paul and Helen Brock. Darren Matthews. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2021

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