Tuesday 5 December 2023

Large Green Grasshopper

Large Green Grasshopper (Chondracris rosea, 棉蝗).

The largest and most formidable local grasshopper. In flight, their pink rose-coloured wings are instantly recognizable. When perched on vegetation, they are often sedate and approachable, even sometimes tolerate of human contact. They are especially common along the Xiang river. Like many insects this late in the year, this one was looking a little tattered: insect bodies are prone to wear and tear, and a short lifespan.

Large Green Grasshopper by the Xiang River