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Metrioptera bicolor

Metrioptera bicolor (*)

Metrioptera bicolor is a species belonging to the family Tettigoniidae subfamily Tettigoniinae. It is found in West Europe, Central Europe and South Europe [2] Their habitat is dry warm, higher growing meadows and outskirts of dry forests.

Databases currently (June 2018) disagree on the preferred placement of this and the synonym Bicolorana bicolor. It was originally described by RA Philippi in 1830 as "Locusta bicolor".

Philippi, R. A. 1830: Orthoptera Berolinensia. Dissertatio inauguralis entomologica... die XXVI M. Aprilis MDCCCXXX. - Berolini, typis F. Nietackii Tbl.+[2]+42+[5] p., col. Taf. I-I
Fauna Europaea as Bicolorana bicolor (Philippi, 1830)

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