Field Grasshopper

Name: Field Grasshopper

Scientific name: Chorthippus brunneus

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: Common and widespread to the point of being ubiquitous in any grassy area, if there is a grasshopper in your garden it’s almost certainly this one!

How to identify: Usually mottled brown in colour, the field grasshopper is easily identified if seen up close by the 'hairy chest' of fine hairs on the underside of the thorax. Its song is a dry, variable 'zip' repeated at intervals of about one second.

Where: Widespread.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: There are ten species of grasshopper native to the UK.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Dolphita
    • Date: 2012-10-30 19:42:19
    • Dolphita

    i caught one of these once

  • Buntova
    • Date: 2012-02-01 19:58:12
    • Buntova

    In my fields in Norfolk these interesting creatures are littered everywhere and jump away, tickling your legs as they do it

  • Catalas
    • Date: 2011-07-19 18:43:27
    • Catalas

    IT SAYS IT IS 30 IN CUTE NESS i THINK IT IS PROBLE 40 IT IS COOL

  • Stagilor
    • Date: 2011-07-16 08:09:08
    • Stagilor

    nice!

  • Wigeonona
    • Date: 2011-06-24 18:10:19
    • Wigeonona

    yeah

  • Buzzyades
    • Date: 2010-08-03 17:44:42
    • Buzzyades

    very cool facts!