Xya pfaendleri

For a publication, please cite as follows:
Krištín A. (ed.): Xya pfaendleri. Orthoptera of Slovakia. http://orthoptera.sk/ [accession date]





Its natural habitats are sandy banks of rivers and lakes with sparse vegetation in lowlands up to 200 m asl. It is also found in secondary habitats, such as banks of ponds and pools in sand and gravel pits, etc., where it lives in the narrow strip between the water′s edge and the adjacent vegetation and constructs small tunnel systems in the wet sand.


This molehopper has fragmented distribution only in Pannonian area of Slovakia. In its sites is very abundant, frequently occurring with the sister species X. variegata.

Occurrence of adults

(IV) V-X

Red List category in Slovakia