Meadow Grasshoppers, mating top view, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands
Ron and Becky on their platform of love, which has two spare rooms prepared for offspring.
From this angle you can see how Becky is much larger and has regressed wings, whilst Ron is small and has 3/4 wings.
''Chorthippus parallelus'', the ''meadow grasshopper'', is a common species of grasshopper found in non-arid grasslands throughout the well vegetated areas of Europe and some adjoining areas of Asia. It is a well-studied organism in the discipline of Evolutionary biology and was an early and important model system for the study of European phylogeography.