Grasshoppers of the Mascarene Islands: new species and new records (Orthoptera, Caelifera).

  title={Grasshoppers of the Mascarene Islands: new species and new records (Orthoptera, Caelifera).},
  author={Sylvain Hugel},
  volume={3900 3},
The grasshopper fauna of Mascarene Islands (Mauritius, Rodrigues and La Réunion), in South Western Indian ocean is examined. Numerous field surveys and examination of museum specimens recorded twenty species of Grasshoppers on the archipelago. Five of them are new records, including a new species: Odontomelus ancestrus n. sp. restricted to Round Island, a 2 km² islet North to Mauritius. Despite intensive searching, five of the non endemic species once recorded on the archipelago have not been… 

First general inventory of the terrestrial Heteroptera fauna and its specificity on the oceanic island of Reunion

This first general inventory of Reunion’s terrestrial Heteroptera was built in two steps, finding 144 morpho-species and 15 species, and new identifications of one suborder, one family, two subfamilies, four tribes and 10 genera indicating a minimum of 18 new species.

A review of the Acridinae s. str. (Orthoptera: Acridoidea: Acrididae) of eastern Africa with taxonomic changes and description of new taxa

The Acridinae of eastern Africa are reviewed and recognized as comprising 42 core genera, belonging to five different tribes, together withXerophlaeobaandDorsthippus, which are unclassified but

Endemic grasshoppers from the Mascarene Islands: a critically endangered island fauna

  • Sylvain Hugel
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Insect Conservation
  • 2014
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Known and unknown terrestrial arthropod fauna of La Réunion Island, Indian Ocean

A major part of La Réunion Island has been included on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its unique landscapes and its



New Cricket Species from the Fiji Islands (Orthoptera: Grylloidea)

A total of 52 new species and 11 new genera of crickets are added to the previously known 21 species and 16 genera during a recent biotic survey of the Fiji Islands.

The orthopteroids of the Seychelles: a threatened island fauna

  • P. Matyot
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Insect Conservation
  • 2004
The Seychelles orthopteroids are vulnerable to habitat disturbance caused by human activity and are now mainly confined to patches of native vegetation and are threatened by further encroachment and by introduced predators and competitors.

Glomeremus species from the Mascarene islands (Orthoptera, Gryllacrididae) with the description of the pollinator of an endemic orchid from the island of Réunion

Glomeremus Karny, 1937 species from the Mascarene islands are examined. One new species is described from Reunion: G. orchidophilus n. sp.. Two new species are described from Mauritius: G.

Parodontomelus luci sp. n., a New Grasshopper Species from the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania (Orthoptera: Acrididae, Acridinae)

A new grasshopper species, Parodontomelus luci n. sp., collected from the Udzungwa Mountains (Tanzania) is described and compared with the other species from the genus. Some notes on the ecology and

Diversity and distribution of the orthopteroid insects of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

  • S. Peck
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 1996
Considering the richness of the total orthopteroid fauna in mainland Ecuador, the island fauna is very highly impoverished and evolution and diversification are modest in the Galapagos Islands.

New and less known Orthoptera (Insecta) from the island of Socotra (Yemen)

A list of nine species of Orthoptera collected on Socotra is reported and the East African Acrotylus meruensis, previously considered synonym of A. incarnatus, is proposed as a valid species, distinct from the latter.

Trigonidiinae crickets from Rodrigues island: from widespread pantropical species to critically endangered endemic species

Elements of the ecology of endemic Trigonidiinae of Rodrigues are given, and their conservation status is assessed.

New and little known predatory katydids from Mascarene islands (Ensifera: Meconematinae and Hexacentrinae).

The predatory katydids of Mauritius, Rodrigues, and Reunion islands are examined. One new Hexacentrinae genus and species, and three new Phisidini species (Meconematinae) are described from

Odontomelus I. Bolivar 1890 (Orthoptera Acridoidea Acrididae Acridinae): savanna-woodland grasshoppers with a major radiation of flightless species in Eastern Africa

The genus Odontomelus I. bolivar 1890 is revised and three new generic synonyms listed: Amphicremna Karsch 1896, Paraparga I. Bolivar 1909 and Pargaella I. Bolivia 1909, and Twenty new micropterous species are described, of which O. lanceolatus is new.

New Landrevinae from Mascarene islands and little known Landrevinae from Africa and Comoros (Grylloidea: Landrevinae)

Seven new species and one new genus are described from la Réunion and Mauritius islands and genitalia from Microlandreva notabilis Chopard 1958 and Oreolandreva brevipennis Chopard 1945 are illustrated and a description of thoracic glands and ovipositor is given.