Lesser Marsh Grasshopper Chorthippus albomarginatus (De Geer, 1773)
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 Lesser Marsh Grasshopper first appeared in Nottinghamshire in 2000 and is now a widespread and common species at many grassy sites in the county. Very similar in appearance to the Meadow Grasshopper, the Lesser Marsh Grasshopper is a more dull coloured species, usually being straw or light green-coloured and distinctly less bright green than Meadow Grasshopper. The almost parallel side keels of the pronotum, are a good pointer towards identification and this Grasshopper is fully-winged, though rarely reaching the end of the abdomen.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chorthippus albomarginatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Dr Robert Tansey. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). NBGRC.

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Updated December 2018

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