Submit Grasshopper records

Northern Ireland Grasshopper Survey

What have you seen hopping about?!

Submit your grasshopper records below and you’ll be contributing to the Northern Ireland survey effort for this species! We only have a few species, so that should make ID-ing them simple! Visit your site once in September and once again in October to see if they’re still hopping about.

 

Tip: taking a sweep net (if you have one) and combing long grassland will help track these insects down.

 

Download the recording form here

Download the survey methodology here

Identification

For help with identification and further information on these species, please visit the Orthoptera Recording Scheme website and visit their ‘Species Accounts’ tab:  https://www.orthoptera.org.uk/home

 

Orthoptera and allied insects website (external link)

 

Important: if you use this site regularly, please remember to login.

This will give you access to the My Records report which allows you to manage your data.

 

Please tick all the species you saw and any other information about them.

Please note: if you have had an expert confirm the identification of a record please add their name in the 'Determiner' field. This will help when the record is being verified.

Step 1
SpeciesPresentGrass height (cm)AbundanceDeterminerCommentSensitivityAdd photos
Tetrix subulata - Slender Ground-hopper
insect - orthopteran
Add images
Tetrix undulata - Common Ground-hopper
insect - orthopteran
Add images
Omocestus viridulus - Common Green Grasshopper
insect - orthopteran
Add images
Myrmeleotettix maculatus - Mottled Grasshopper
insect - orthopteran
Add images
Chorthippus brunneus - Field Grasshopper
insect - orthopteran
Add images

 

Your details (please note: this information will be used for record verification purposes only).
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Any additional recorder(s) names.
Weather Conditions
Date and time of your sighting.
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Please provide the spatial reference and site name for the record.
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Do not enter a postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.

Notes about using the map:
  • use the + sign on the right hand side of the map to change the base mapping used from Google to OpenStreetMap.
  • To create an accurate and useful record, use your mouse to drag the area of interest to the centre of the map window and use the zoombar on the left hand side to zoom in tight to the area where you made the sighting. When you have zoomed in, click on the location - this will autofill the Spatial Reference box above.