Acrididae sp, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands
Although the Netherlands only has 39 species of grasshopper, I'm still struggling a lot to match this one with any known species. For now my conclusion is the male of the Rufous grasshopper. It's the only species I can find occurring here that this this specific pale face with dark markings.
The Rufous grasshopper is known for its stubs at the end of the antennae not seen here, however, I'm seeing lots of photos where this characteristic is fairly absent or weak. I've also posted an ID request elsewhere, will correct if needed.
This one is relatively short and chubby, it has short antennae with no particular appendages.
The rufous grasshopper is a medium-sized, broad, brown, 'short-horned' grasshopper with clubbed antennae that are tipped with a conspicuous white or pale color. This insect is known as both ''Gomphocerippus rufus'' and ''Gomphocerus rufus''. It is fairly large, averaging 14 to 22 mm in length. It is of the subfamily Gomphocerinae in the family Acrididae, the predominant family of grasshoppers. This species is present in most of Europe, in the eastern Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East. It.. more