Common Groundhopper - Tetrix undulata


    Size 8 to 11 mm. The Common Groundhopper is a small relative of the grasshoppers, but is smaller in size and more heavily armoured. It is shorter than the similar Slender Groundhopper.

    Identification difficulty

    Can be found in damp or dry locations with bare ground and short vegetation such as woodland tracks, disused railway lines, bare peat and sand dunes.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common throughout Britain, it is probably often overlooked.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    Not common, but probably under-recorded.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map