Orthoptera

There are around 30 species of Orthoptera found in the UK.

The group can be divided into four main groups: grasshoppers, groundhoppers, bush-crickets and ‘true’ crickets.

Here are some I've come across on Skye:

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Omocestus viridulus (Common Green Grasshopper)

Family: Acrididae

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Chorthippus parallelus (Meadow Grasshopper)

Family: Acrididae

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Tetrix undulata (Common Groundhopper)

Family: Acrididae

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Chorthippus brunneus (Field Grasshopper)

Family: Acrididae


Useful links: orthoptera.org.uk