Plangia graminea Serville, 1839

Hemp, Claudia, 2013, Annotated list of Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) from the East Usambara Mountains Tanzania and new Tettigoniidae species from East Africa, Zootaxa 3737 (4), pp. 301-350: 340

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Plangia graminea Serville, 1839


Plangia graminea Serville, 1839 Orthoptera 9852

Distribution: Wide-spread in tropical Africa (Hemp 2013 a).

Habitat: Hemp (2005); Hemp (2013 a). Canopy dweller.

Song: A single loud chirp heard in the evening hours from large trees.

Remarks: The entomological collection of the zoological museum Copenhagen holds a female of Plangia graminea  caught in Amani at 1000 m resembling exactly the specimens found on Mt Kilimanjaro. Specimens from other areas of Africa show a great morphological variability.