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Meadow Grasshopper

Observed: 17th July 2009 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
Meadow Grasshopper
Meadow Grasshopper
Meadow Grasshopper
Description:

Found this in the garden today, cannot identify what grasshopper it is.

Identifications
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Comments

bobthebirder's picture

meadow grasshopper

This is one of the top 3 grasshoppers in terms of abundance. Probably in every grassy field and garden in the UK. These photos are a lesson in how to illustrate a species well, with the subject pictures from every angle. a good spot, well recorded.

Bob Ford

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Meadow grasshopper

As Bob says, brilliant photos for identification. The upper view shows the sides of the pronotum (kind of hood behind the head) are slightly 'hour-glass' shaped - two ends wider than middle. The other common green grasshopper, the field grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) has black wedge-shaped marks on the pronotum.

This is the common short winged morph, there is a long-winged morph which can be confused with the field grasshopper which always has long wings.

Graham Banwell

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