Bug Shots

A closer look at insect photography

Grasshopper Nymph

Posted by Darren on April 11, 2010

I believe this grasshopper is the nymph of the Hedge Grasshopper (Valanga irregularis).  These small nymphs are wingless and their green coloring blends them into the foliage.  They will often climb behind a leaf or stem as you approach as to make themselves less visible.  They seem to be the most common grasshopper I see in Brisbane gardens, and they can really eat a lot of foliage if they get in large numbers.

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