Saga pedo 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Orthoptera Tettigoniidae

Scientific Name: Saga pedo (Pallas, 1771)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Common Predatory Bush-cricket, Predatory Bush Cricket
Gryllus (Tettigonia) pedo Pallas, 1771
Taxonomic Source(s): Eades, D.C., Otte, D., Cigliano, M.M. and Braun, H. 2016. Orthoptera Species File. Version 5.0/5.0. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2bd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Orthopteroid Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Has a highly scattered distribution across southern European countries.
Countries occurrence:
Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bulgaria; China; Czech Republic; France; Georgia; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Montenegro; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; Spain; Switzerland; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This "Matriarchal katydid" is one of the largest insects in Europe (12 cm in length). It is a carnivore and parthenogenetic grasshopper.

Citation: Orthopteroid Specialist Group. 1996. Saga pedo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T19811A9018679. . Downloaded on 17 March 2018.
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