Recently Oedipoda cynthiae has been describedfrom Apulia in southern Italy. The populations of this species have long been known were attributed to O. miniata and O. charpentieri respectively. A new analysis, based on both morphological features and DNA, showed that it is a separate species. As common name Apulian Band-winged Grasshopper has been chosen.
Fontana, P., F. Buzzetti & B. Massa 2019. A new rare species of Oedipoda Latreille, 1829 (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from South Italy. Zootaxa 4614: 50-60
Oedipoda cynthiae / Photo: Paolo Fontana