The YNU Orthoptera Recorder is Phillip Whelpdale,1 St Georges Place, York, YO24 1GN  Tel: 01904 659570; email:


There is a dedicated Grasshoppers recording App for mobile phones (Android and iPhone) developed by the UK Biological Record Centre.

Alternatively the iRecord website and app (for all wildlife sightings) can be used (and people are strongly encouraged to do so for this group). Records submited to iRecord, or the previously mentioned Grasshopper recording app, will be verified by national experts and make there way into the national recording scheme database, as well as the local YNU records.


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Phryganea bipunctata fermale. Credit Sharon Flint
Caddisflies or Trichoptera, (meaning, from the Greek trichos a hair and pteron a wing; hairy-wings)

Bees, wasps and ants

The Bees, Wasps and Ants Sub-Section of the YNU.


Nemoura cinerea adult female, Malham fen. Credit Sharon Flint
Stonefly recording in Yorkshire

Parasitic Wasps

The Parasitic Wasp Sub-Section of the YNU.


Recording sawflies in Yorkshire


The beetle sub-section of the YNU.

Butterflies and Moths

The butterflies and moths sub-section of the YNU.

Hemiptera, Neuroptera & Odonata

Plant bugs, lacewings, dragonflies and damselflies


Diptera recording in Yorkshire

Grasshoppers and Crickets

The Grasshoppers & Crickets sub-section of the YNU


R.semicolorata adult male, Malham Tarn. Credit Sharon Flint
Mayfly recording in Yorkshire

Plant Galls

Plant gall recording in the YNU

Isopoda, Myriapoda and Pseudoscorpiones

Woodlice, millipedes, centipedes and false scorpions


Insect recording in Yorkshire

Insect Events

List of upcoming events

Insect Section News

News from the YNU's Insect Section

Main Contacts

Chairman and Secretary of the Entomological Section

Sub Section Menu: Grasshoppers


Orthoptera recording in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Orthoptera Species

A list of Yorkshire species and their status.