Grasshopper legs

I came across this grasshopper at a site I have blogged about before, called Punta Corveira. This beautiful headland is located on the north coast of Galicia – between Cedeira and Valdoviño – in Galicia, Spain. In spring and summer it is covered with wild flowers, and one can see many interesting birds, including red-billed chough,…

Variable grasshopper

The blue-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens) is not found in the UK, as far as I know, but has a wide distribution in Europe and Asia.  It is a cryptic species, which adapt their colours to their surroundings.  They like dry places with bare ground or low vegetation and are frequently found, like this one, in dunes.…