Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus (Thunberg, 1815)
Crickets and Grasshoppers belong to the order Orthoptera and the current UK list contains around 30 species, including several known migrants/accidentals. Nottinghamshire currently has 15 species on it's list. The Field Grasshopper is a very common and familiar grasshopper of grassy areas and found across the whole of Nottinghamshire. The lower photographs show two of the nymph stages, including a pink form which can be found occasionally. We have found the pink form on two occasions, both at Warsop Main Pit Top, which has a large population of Field Grasshopper.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chorthippus brunneus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Darren Matthews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). NBGRC. Rob Johnson. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Meg Skinner.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2021

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