Orthoptera of the Outer Hebrides

Crickets, Grasshoppers and Earwigs


In the British Isles there are 27 native species of Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets) and a number of non-native, naturalised species. There are very few records for the Outer Hebrides with only four documented species: Common Groundhopper Tetrix undulata, Common Green Grasshopper Omocestus viridulus, Mottled Grasshopper Myrmeleotettrix maculatus and the Common Earwig Forficula auricularia.


Mottled Grasshopper