The Grasshoppers and Crickets of Finland (Orthoptera)

Book on Finnish Orthoptera

Book cover

Sample pages (pdf, 1.6 MB)

Suomen heinäsirkat ja hepokatit (The Grasshoppers and Crickets of Finland, Orthoptera) focuses on the Finnish fauna and is written in Finnish with an English summary. Non-Finnish readers should be able to extract valuable information from the distribution maps and other graphic presentations, and will, of course, also be able to enjoy the photographs and the sound recordings (CD with 63 songs is included). In addition to the Finnish species, all Swedish and Norwegian species are included in the book. Author: Sami Karjalainen. Page size: 21 cm x 26 cm. Number of pages: 207. More that 200 nature photographs in color and a lot of other illustrations. Date: March 2009. Publisher: Tammi Publishers. ISBN 9789513144838

The book is one of the Finest Finnish Books (awarded by Finnish Book Art Committee).

Read comments about the book (partly in English)

Check list of Finnish species

Phaneroptera falcata (recorded as new to Finland in 2013)
Conocephalus dorsalis
Conocephalus fuscus (recorded as new to Finland in 2021)
Tettigonia viridissima
Tettigonia cantans
Decticus verrucivorus
Platycleis albopunctata Threatened EN
Roeseliana roeselii (Metrioptera roeselii)
Metrioptera brachyptera
Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Tachycines asynamorus (Diestrammena asynamora)
Acheta domesticus
Tetrix subulata
Tetrix fuliginosa DD
Tetrix undulata
Tetrix bipunctata
Tetrix tenuicornis Threatened EN
Podisma pedestris
Melanoplus frigidus Near threatened NT
Locusta migratoria
Psophus stridulus Threatened VU
Bryodemella tuberculata Threatened CR
Sphingonotus caerulans
Stethophyma grossum
Chrysochraon dispar
Omocestus viridulus
Omocestus rufipes
Chorthippus brunneus
Chorthippus biguttulus
Chorthippus albomarginatus
Pseudochorthippus parallelus (Chorthippus parallelus)
Pseudochorthippus montanus (Chorthippus montanus)
Gomphocerippus rufus (new addition in 2019)
Myrmeleotettix maculatus
Aeropedellus variegatus Near threatened NT

Threatened Threatened
Near threatened Near threatened


Sounds (mp3 files)

Psophus stridulus, flight sound, 2 sec, 27 kt
Chorthippus brunneus, 17 sec, 269 kt
Pholidoptera griseoaptera, 20 sec, 314 kt
Acheta domesticus, 16 sec, 246 kt
Metrioptera roeselii, 47 sec, 731 kt


Dr Sami Karjalainen

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