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Acrotylus patruelis  (Herrich-Schäffer, 1838)
Main synonym = Acrotylus patruelis subsp. patruelis    (Herrich-Schäffer, 1838)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Orthoptera / Acrididae
Slender Red-winged Grasshopper, Red-winged Sand Grasshopper     Ruxxan irqiq
Further Information:
Found on open ground where there is vegetation When it flies it is seen red, due the red coloration of the second set of wings. Very common. A similar species which can be mistaken with is the Black banded Grasshopper - Oedipoda miniata also having the typical red-coloration on its wings.














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