Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus)

The Meadow Grasshopper is the only flightless grasshopper in the UK and possesses no hind wings.  It is found in unimproved pasture, meadows and grasslands.  It is a species that is variable in colour between green and brown and some adult females can even be a vivid pinkish purple.  The adults appear in June and can be abundant through to the Autumn