Meadow Grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus (Zetterstedt, 1821)
Crickets and Grasshoppers belong to the order Orthoptera and the current UK list contains around 30 species, including several known migrants and accidentals. Nottinghamshire currently has 15 species on it's list. Meadow Grasshopper is another common grasshopper of grassy areas. The adults are green-coloured but often with brown wings and some adults can be entirely brown. The side-keels of the pronotum are only very slightly incurved. Some adult females and nymphs can be vivid pink/purple. Male Meadow Grasshoppers are fully-winged, but the females are usually short-winged, though fully-winged females can occur.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chorthippus parallelus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Barry Lygo. David Shaw. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated August 2022

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