This wee grasshopper type guy was in my back garden today. is this common?
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This grasshopper type thing was in my back garden. Is this common for so far north or indeed this type of climate?
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:
including two that are widespread in Scotland, Common Green Grasshopper:
and Meadow Grasshopper:
Entomologist and biological recorder
Lat/Lng: 55.8923, -4.0549
OS grid ref: NS715684