Common Green Grasshopper

Scientific name
Omocestus viridulus

14-23 mm long, usually green especially on dorsal surface with a gently curved keel on the pronotum. Never have any red or orange on the abdomen.

A fast ticking chirp, becoming increasingly louder for 10 to 20 seconds and suddenly stops.

Damp meadow with long grass, but can also be seen on hillsides close to running waters.

Local status
Widespread in the region, along the coast as well as inland. Possible nationally declining.

Common Green Grasshopper © Mark Pollitt
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