New grasshopper species in Belgium


This video is about a Ruspolia nitidula grasshopper, escaping from a spider’s web.

Saltabel, grasshopper research in Belgium, reports that Ruspolia nitidula, the Large Conehead, has been seen in the southern Belgian province Luxembourg.

This species had been seen in Belgium just once before, in 2009.

Climate change means that animals from southern Europe, like this grasshopper, are going further to the north.

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