Field grasshopper by Les Fisher 1/1

Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus

The field grasshopper is the commonest and most familiar grasshopper in Norfolk. As it favours short, sunny grassland, it is not uncommon on garden lawns and rockeries. Its short, slightly purring chirps are a common sound in sunny grassland in summer.

Conservation status

The field grasshopper is abundant in many parts of Norfolk and is not of conservation concern.

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Did you know? In grasshoppers and crickets the song is known as stridulation. In the case of grasshoppers it is made by rubbing the hind legs against the forewings.

Whereas butterflies and many other insects undergo complete metamorphosis, changing from caterpillar via pupa to adult, grasshoppers undergo incomplete metamorphosis. They hatch from the egg as a tiny vermiform (worm-like) larva but on wriggling to the surface of the soil quickly shed their skin to become minute versions of adult grasshoppers. As they grow they shed their skins, becoming larger and more like the adult each time.
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