Mottled Grasshopper

Name: Mottled Grasshopper

Scientific name: Myrmeleotettix maculatus

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A small grasshopper of dry places including heathland, quarries and railway cuttings, often in the uplands.

How to identify: Mottled grasshopper is easily identified if seen well by the characteristic club-tipped antennae. Its song is a series of wet buzzes, rising in volume to a crescendo and then stopping abruptly.

Where: Widespread.

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: Grasshoppers lay their eggs in the ground, often at the base of grass stems.

Photograph credit: Laurence Livermore

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