Meadow Grasshopper

Name: Meadow Grasshopper

Scientific name: Chorthippus parallelus

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

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.

Where: Widespread.

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: This is the only flightless grasshopper in the UK: it has no hind wings!

Photograph credit: Gilles San Martin

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