Upland Field Grasshopper

September is a good month for grasshoppers. This grasshopper (Chorthippus apricarius) is found very rarely in the Netherlands.
Its Dutch name is 'Locomotiefje' and can be translated as 'Locomotive-grasshopper'. The name refers to the males producing a trainlike sound. At some sites this is a good chosen name, as the species can be found around train-sites.

krekels@worldonline.nl    © René Krekels    januari 2003