Saturday, 25 June 2011

Common Green Grasshopper

We see (and hear) a lot of grasshoppers (Acrididae) on the allotment site - there are 11 different types living in the UK. This is a lovely looking common green one.
As the name suggests, they tend to eat grasses so aren't a pest on the allotment.

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