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Steppe grasshopper

Chorthippus dorsatus

Description:
Male steppe grasshoppers measure between 14 and 18 millimetres, and females between 19 and 25 millimetres. They are brown to olive in colour.

Habitat:
The steppe grasshopper is dependent on a variety of meadow-type biotopes and prefers areas with tall grass cover. Populations can be found throughout Europe and Asia.

Habits:
These grasshoppers are active during the day, feeding mostly on grasses (graminae). They are regarded as pests in meadows.

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