|Scientific Name:||Kurtharzia nugatoria (Navás, 1909)|
Pamphagus nugatorius Navás, 1909
|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: http://Orthoptera.SpeciesFile.org.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Presa, J.J., García, M., Clemente, M., Barranco Vega, P., Correas, J., Ferreira, S., Hochkirch, A., Lemos, P., Odé, B. & Prunier, F.|
|Reviewer(s):||Chobanov, D.P. & Cálix, M.|
The Futile Stone Grasshopper (Kurtharzia nugatoria) is endemic to eastern Spain. This species is assessed as Least Concern since, even though it is scarce, the overall population size is possibly large, and the habitat where it occurs is common. However, further research is needed into the population size and trend, and into the threats to this species.
|Range Description:||The Futile Stone Grasshopper is endemic to eastern Spain. This species' extent of occurrence (EOO) is ca 19,000 km² and its area of occupancy (AOO) is 96 km² with an upper estimate of 500 km².|
Native:Spain (Spain (mainland))
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The population size and trend of this species are unknown, but this species is scarce. It is possible that the overall population size is large.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This flightless species inhabits different types of open, low Mediterranean shrublands dominated by Genista scorpius and Buxus species (Llucià Pomares 2002). This habitat is common. It is found at altitudes between 337 m and 1,500 m Asl.|
|Use and Trade:||
The species is not utilised.
|Major Threat(s):||Wildfires may affect the species throughout its distribution.|
|Citation:||Presa, J.J., García, M., Clemente, M., Barranco Vega, P., Correas, J., Ferreira, S., Hochkirch, A., Lemos, P., Odé, B. & Prunier, F. 2016. Kurtharzia nugatoria. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44698019A75336378.Downloaded on 24 May 2018.|
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