Gallery - Grasshoppers and Crickets
Mostly found on dry and often sparse grassland.
Brown or purple. A small bulge on front edge of forewing. Hindwings absent, the only flightless grasshopper in Britain.
Likes marshes, river banks and other moist grassland. More active by day than by night, mainly coastal in Britain
Resembles Short-winged Conehead but is fully winged and ovipositor is longer and nearly straight.
Light brown, through chestnut to almost black, but top of head always brown and underside of body always greenish yellow.
40-50mm. bright green with brown on top of head and at base of male front wing. Song loud, in long bursts.
Densley speckled with very short forwings in both sexes.Superbly camouflaged on nettles,brambles and other vegetation.
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