First record of the Lycian Bright Bush-Cricket Poecilimon inflatus lyciae (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in Greece

Published: May 7, 2023
bush crickets Poecilimon Kastellorizo orthoptera
Christos Kazilas
Konstantinos Kalaentzis
Panagiotis Drakopoulos
Luc Willemse

The genus Poecilimon currently includes 145 species of bush crickets distributed in the Palearctic. A great number of representatives within this genus is concentrated in the Aegean region and more specifically in Greece. In this short note, we present the first record of the Lycian Bright Bush-Cricket, Poecilimon inflatus lyciae in Greece, observed during a series of zoological expeditions on the island of Kastellorizo (Dodecanese, Greece). This species is the seventh known member of the P. jonicus group and the 46th species of Poecilimon recorded from Greece. This study contributes to the knowledge of the biodiversity of Kastellorizo archipelago, which remains widely understudied.

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