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Sicht auf den Rio Yuyapichis, der an Panguana grenzt. Foto: Daniela Matenaar, HLMD

Species diversity of short-horned grasshoppers in the “ACP Panguana”

“Panguana” nature reserve was founded in 1968 by the German biologists Maria and Hans-Wilhelm Kopeke. It is situated in the Peruvian rainforest and is home to a variety of animal and plant species that have been continuously and meticulously studied since the research station was founded. In autumn 2023, initial field work and collecting of short-horned grasshoppers took place, which provides the basis for further research stays and species recordings. In particular, the apterous short-horned grasshoppers found most likely represent previously unknown species and are now being examined in detail genetically and morphologically. The research here at the museum aims to obtain a complete list of species, including descriptions of new species, of short-horned grasshoppers of the nature reserve.

Responsible for the project at the Landesmuseum:

Dr. Daniela Matenaar

Pärchen flügelloser Kurzfühlerschrecken. Foto: Daniela Matenaar, HLMD

Project partners

ACP Panguana

Die Haupthalle im Eingangsbereich des Hessischen Landesmuseums

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