Show us your grasshoppers.

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Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by cheshirepalms » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:25 pm

Saw a lot of these in the long grass on the edge of the local playing fields. Heard one in the garden yesterday when I cut the grass and it jumped into the greenhouse, believe its a mottled grasshopper after some research, quite pleased it kept still for long enough to get a picture lol.
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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by Adam D » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:30 pm

I have never seen or heard them up here in Scotland.

They remind me of my childhood in Plymouth :)

I used to catch them and put them in jamjars (and release them later).

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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by Conifers » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:46 pm

Not too many up here either, only one or two species. But it's been a good summer for the few that there are.
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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by Conifers » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:53 pm

Or how about this beastie . . . not a grasshopper though!
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Rhyssa persuasoria. An 8 cm-long ichneumon wasp. icon_thumleft

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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by flounder » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:18 am

Loads of grasshoppers down here. Funny thing is when you see something often enough, you seem to not see them....if you get my meaning

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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by fern Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:09 am

Never seen one in the garden until yesterday.

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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:53 pm

They are making a right racket in my garden. No crickets though.

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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:15 pm

We found a red/pink one in the garden the other year. Never seen one before in my life!!
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Post by kata » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:17 pm

I love the colors of the second Image Conifers,

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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:10 pm

Some more on the field behind my house, not sure of the species, but there were lots!
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Re: Show us your grasshoppers.

Post by cheshirepalms » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:21 pm

Saw some more grasshoppers on the dogs walk today, getting quite fond of them. One was a light green and quite large, maybe 2 inches long, I caught it and it jumped onto my top. the picture is poor quality though, would love an ID, I think one of the other pictures is the same type.
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