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Meadow grasshopper

Chorthippus parallelus

Description:

In females the wing cases extend only a short way down the abdomen while males have longer wing cases extending to almost the tip of the abdomen. They can be variable in colour with green, brownish, purple-red and pink forms recorded, although green forms are most common.

Habitat:

Is a common species of grasshopper found in non-arid grasslands throughout the well vegetated areas of Europe and some adjoining areas of Asia.


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Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 50.80, Long: 4.65

Spotted on Jun 12, 2011
Submitted on Jun 12, 2011

Spotted for mission

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