Meadow Grasshopper – Chorthippus parallelus (Coton NR)

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Description
Length 10-23 mm. Green-coloured but often with brown wings and sometimes entirely brown coloured. Pronotal side-keels only very slightly incurved. Some adult females are a vivid pinkish purple. Males are long-winged, while females are usually short-winged.
Habitat
It is found amongst long grass, which it eats.
When to see it
Long season with nymphs hatching in April. Adults appear by June and remain abundant through to September, some may survive into November.
Life History
The eggs are laid just below the soil and hatch the next spring.
UK Status
Common and widespread in Britain…. Naturespot

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