Meadow Grasshopper

Scientific name
Chorthippus parallelus

10-23 mm long, usually green. Males are long-winged (macropterous) and females short-winged (brachypterous), however some long-winged females can be found. They have a gently curved keel and a protrusion on the costal margin of the wings.

Chirps constituted by five notes per second lasting for one to three seconds. During summer days calls are shorter.

Varied habitats with long grass. Tolerates damper locations than some species.

Local status
Widespread throughout the region, though few records from Dumfriesshire.

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