Name: Meadow Grasshopper
Scientific name: Chorthippus parallelus
Nature Stars: 40
About: The meadow grasshopper is another local resident of mainly damper, unimproved pastures and meadows.
How to identify: Similar to the Field Grasshopper, but without the hairy 'chest'. Best identified by its song, which is a regular 'rrrr rrrr rrrr rrrr', sounding like a sewing machine in short bursts of up to 3 seconds.
Fantastic fact: This is the only flightless grasshopper in the UK: it has no hind wings!
Photograph credit: Gilles San Martin