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Meadow Grasshoppers, mating top view, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands Ron and Becky on their platform of love, which has two spare rooms prepared for offspring.<br />
From this angle you can see how Becky is much larger and has regressed wings, whilst Ron is small and has 3/4 wings.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64824/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_side_view_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html" title="Meadow Grasshoppers, mating side view, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/64824_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1536796810&Signature=JFgMBW%2FWx0FywLZciaVutghUsJI%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Meadow Grasshoppers, mating side view, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64823/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_top_view_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64822/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html" title="Meadow Grasshoppers, mating, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/64822_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1536796810&Signature=yLOV9m392%2F507ViGuXLk9GkZxBU%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Meadow Grasshoppers, mating, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands I know just the place, said Ron, as he guided Becky to his platform of love.<br />
A different angle reveals that Ron should be named Ronnie instead, as he is quite small:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64823/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_top_view_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
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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.

Meadow Grasshoppers, mating side view, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64823/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_top_view_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64822/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Chorthippus parallelus,Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Meadow grasshopper,Netherlands,World

Meadow Grasshoppers, mating, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands I know just the place, said Ron, as he guided Becky to his platform of love.<br />
A different angle reveals that Ron should be named Ronnie instead, as he is quite small:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64823/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_top_view_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64824/meadow_grasshoppers_mating_side_view_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Chorthippus parallelus,Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Meadow grasshopper,Netherlands,World

    comments (8)

  1. Nice, they even have names! Do they live in your garden?? Beautiful! Posted 2 days ago
    1. I named them after a silly Youtube video regarding bowerbirds. Somebody captioned their behavior in quite a silly way :)

      This was not in my garden, its in a nearby pine forest.
      Posted 2 days ago
      1. Ah, ok! I thought you were monitoring their whereabouts and that is why they had names :-D Posted 2 days ago
        1. Here's the source of inspiration:


          Warning: slightly inappropriate :)
          Posted 2 days ago, modified 2 days ago
          1. Haaaahahahahahaaa..Very likely what they are really thinking :-D
            At least the grasshopper does not need to find sticks!
            Posted 2 days ago, modified 2 days ago
          2. This is so awesome. Totally made my morning!

            I love that you named them, Ferdy! :D
            Posted 2 days ago
            1. Peck. Peck. Posted 2 days ago
              1. Hahaha! Posted 2 days ago

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''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.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2018. Captured Jul 7, 2018 14:15.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/14.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm