Large marsh grasshopper

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Stethophyma grossum – Orthoptera – . This species occurs in wet lands and peatbogs and is in fast decline. Usually vivid greenish yellow or olive brown, it can show a wide variety of colors but mostly females show this superb pink coloring. The size is quite variable: Males measure between 12 and 25mm and females between 26 and 39mm.

Criquet ensanglanté:

Habituellement de la couleur présentée ici, toutefois les femelles peuvent arborer une couleur pourpre sur la tête et le thorax. Cette espèce fréquente uniquement les endroits humides: prairies hygrophiles, végétation des rives et des marais; elle a beaucoup régressé à cause de la disparition de ses milieux naturels: drainage, assèchement, urbanisation…
La taille est très variable: mâles de 12 à 25mm et femelle de 26 à 39mm.
Peu abondant et très localisé dans les zones palustres comme les prairies hygrophiles et la végétation des rives et des marais, ses effectifs sont hélas en forte baisse.

Lumière sur les fémurs qui lui donnent son nom:

Spotlight on the red femora:

Et un couple qui donne une idée dla différence de taille entre les sexes:

Evidence of size difference between both sexes with this couple:

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Passionate about Nature and photography but mostly animals and birds. I live in at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years and in the U.S. for 3 years and with Australia in mind for the future. With my husband, I created and managed a Bird Park in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON lenses: 300 mm F/4, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 200/500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E,

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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