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Slender Groundhopper (Tetrix subulata) This is a small, fully-wiged grasshopper-like species which can both fly and swim, preferring damp and muddy locations with short vegetation, which is why I was surprised to find this specimen on an average woodland edge just a couple iof hunderd metres from my home.<br />
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An adult, so early in the season would have overwintered while new nymphs begin appearing from May onwards.<br />
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This is a Herbivorous species, feeding on algae, mosses and lichens.<br />
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Alternative names include &#039;Awl-shaped Pygmy grasshopper&#039; &amp; &#039;Slender Grouse locust&#039;<br />
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Slender Groundhopper (Tetrix subulata)

This is a small, fully-wiged grasshopper-like species which can both fly and swim, preferring damp and muddy locations with short vegetation, which is why I was surprised to find this specimen on an average woodland edge just a couple iof hunderd metres from my home.

An adult, so early in the season would have overwintered while new nymphs begin appearing from May onwards.

This is a Herbivorous species, feeding on algae, mosses and lichens.

Alternative names include 'Awl-shaped Pygmy grasshopper' & 'Slender Grouse locust'


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"Tetrix subulata" is a species of groundhopper known as the slender ground-hopper, awl-shaped pygmy grasshopper and the slender grouse locust. It is found across the Palearctic: in North America, across much of Europe and Asia, from the British Isles east to Siberia, and to the southern parts of North Africa.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded May 11, 2022. Captured Apr 15, 2022 13:49 in 70 Queensdown School Rd, Brighton BN2 4HQ, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 218.32mm