Saga pedo


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Saga pedo
Species Authority: (Pallas, 1771)
Common Name/s:
English Predatory Bush Cricket

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
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Vulnerable (IUCN 1990)
1988 Vulnerable (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Vulnerable (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Has a highly scattered distribution across southern European countries.
Armenia (Armenia); Austria; Azerbaijan; Bulgaria; China; Czech Republic; France; Georgia; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Montenegro; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia (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.
Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: Orthopteroid Specialist Group 1996. Saga pedo. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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