I was really pleased to see this rare form of a female Meadow Grasshopper when I was taking our dogs down the lane on the 29th August. The pink colouring is a genetic mutation known as erythrism. They are easy to spot by predators so they are very vunerable. They make up about 1% of the Meadow Grasshopper population.

A few days later the lane was cut so if she hasn’t been eaten she may not have survived the cutting!

Meadow Grasshopper, female
Meadow Grasshopper, female
Meadow Grasshopper, female
Meadow Grasshopper, female

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