Common Green Grasshopper

Name: Common Green Grasshopper

Scientific name: Omocestus viridulus

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: An insect of damp meadows and hillside pastures, the common green grasshopper is widespread in the uplands, but more local and perhaps declining in the lowlands.

How to identify: Most grasshoppers are best identified by their songs. The Common Green Grasshopper's characteristic long, loud song, lasts 20 seconds or longer, and sounds like the ticking of a free-wheeling bicycle.

Where: Widespread.

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: Grasshoppers sing by rubbing their big jumping legs against special comb-like structures on their front wings.

Photograph credit: Gilles San Martin

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