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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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UK Map

Species profile

Common names
Common Ground-hopper
Species group:
Grasshoppers & Crickets
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
03/06/1992 (Jon Daws)
Last record:
04/09/2023 (Lewis, Steven)

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