Common Ground-hopper

Scientific name
Tetrix undulata

Distinguished from grasshoppers by smaller size (c.10 mm), ‘heavily armoured’ appearance and by its extended pronotum which covers the whole of the abdomen. Variable in colour, from mottled grey/dirty green to various shades of brown/reddish/ black. This species cannot fly.

No song.

Uses a range of habitats such as short vegetation, bare peat, sand dunes and woodland.

Local status
Widely distributed nationally, with widespread but scattered local distribution mainly in low-lying areas. Probably under recorded.

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