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Grasshopper1

Observed: 27th July 2011 By: bjmurp
grasshopper1
Description:

This wee grasshopper type guy was in my back garden today. is this common?

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bjmurp's picture

grasshopper

This grasshopper type thing was in my back garden. Is this common for so far north or indeed this type of climate?

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grasshopper

I'm not sure which species you have here, a view from side or top is usually needed for identification, but it is a grasshopper and there are plenty of them in Scotland!

Maps of grasshopper distribution can be found on the Orthoptera recording scheme website:
http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/species_orthoptera.aspx

including two that are widespread in Scotland, Common Green Grasshopper:
http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/account.aspx?ID=41

and Meadow Grasshopper:
http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/account.aspx?ID=44

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