Green leek grasshopper
Mecostethus parapleurus parapleurus
Measuring between 17 and 28 mm long, I am typically light green-yellow in color. My most distinguishing feature is the thick black streak running from my eye and down the sides of my thorax to my wings.
A herbivore, I eat mostly grass.
I lay about 15 eggs in wet soil.
Did you know ?
I am one of the few crickets to beat its wings when I jump to escape
Where and when can you find me in the reserve ?
I live in wet meadows, tall vegetation around ponds, and reed beds along rivers and streams.
When to spot me
I can be seen between July and October at the adult stage.
- Red list of endangered Orthoptera in Alsace: Near Threatened (NT).