Taxon profile


Blue-winged Grasshopper
Oedipoda caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Orthoptera - grasshoppers, crickets and katydids »  family Acrididae »  genus Oedipoda

Scientific synonyms

Gryllus (Locusta) caerulescens Linnaeus, 1758
Gryllus caerulescens Linnaeus, 1758
Ctyphippus caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Locusta caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ctyphippus coerulecens (misspelling) m
Acrydium coeruleipenne De Geer, 1773
Oedipoda coerulescens (Seoane, 1878)

Type taxon of:Oedipoda Latreille in Cuvier, 1829 (Gryllus caerulescens Linnaeus, 1758)



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Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Oedipoda caerulescens armoricana Sellier, 1948 inq.
subspecies Oedipoda caerulescens caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)

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subspecies Oedipoda caerulescens nigrothoracica Görtler, 1948 inq.
subspecies Oedipoda caerulescens sardeti Defaut, 2006
subspecies Oedipoda caerulescens sulfurescens Saussure, 1884

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [402365]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Oedipoda caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ Kočárek P. a kol. (2013): Rovnokřídlí České republiky (Insecta: Orthoptera), Nakladatelství Academia, ISBN 978-80-200-2173-1 [as Oedipoda caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 December 2013
CZ Chládek F. (2001): Příspěvek k poznání rovnokřídlého hmyzu /Orthoptera s.l./ NP Podyjí, Tetrix I/6, ISSN 1214-0961 [as Oedipoda caerulescens]

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Names (not confirmed) - 5


m misspelling

inq. nomen inquirendum - doubtful identity, needs further investigation