Insects Database
 Common Field Grasshopper
 Short-horned Grasshoppers
 Speckled Bush-Cricket

 Booklice - Barkflies
 Crane flies
 Moths & Butterflies
 Net-winged insects
 Plant-parasitic Hemipterans
 Praying Mantises

Photography with cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
Common field grasshopper - Chorthippus brunneus
Common field grasshopper - Chorthippus brunneus

Common field grasshopper
The common field grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) is a species in the order grasshoppers, crickets and locusts (Orthoptera), the suborder grasshoppers (Caelifera), the superfamily Acridoidea, the family Acrididae, the subfamily Gomphocerinae, and the genus Chorthippus. The common field grasshopper is widespread in Europe and Asia. This species is common in Germany.
Adult female Chorthippus brunneus reach body lengths of 20 - 25 mm while the males are much smaller. The upper surface of their bodies is brownish. The patches of colour on the body differ in males and females. The abdomen has black and light stripes on the sides. The underside is much lighter than the upper surface. There are reddish spots on the upper surface of the last abdominal segments. The common field grasshopper can only be distinguished from similar species by the sounds it creates.
Common field grasshoppers prefer to live in dry, warm habitats. They are found on sandy ground, vacancies on the ground, and on roadsides, clearcuts or fallow land. Occasionally one even finds them in damp places. The females lay their eggs in the ground.
Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Common field grasshopper - Chorthippus brunneus
Quick search: Field - Common - Grasshopper - Chorthippus - Locust - Species
Surface - Grasshoppers - Ground - Body - Males - Females - Adult - Bodies
German Flag Brauner Grashüpfer
 New pictures
 Unknown insects
 Unknown spiders
New chapters:
Mordella aculeata
Mediimorda bipunctata
Tumbling flower beetles
Anaspis flava
False flower beetles
Ceratapion gibbirostre
Perapion violaceum
Ground Weevil
Larinus beckeri
Phyllobius sericeus
Bluish nettle weevil
Nettle Weevil
Common Leaf Weevil
Bird-cherry Ermine
Satyr Pug
Dark Clouded Yellow
Nemophora cupriacella
Southern Gatekeeper
Speckled Wood

Frequent Queries:
common field grasshopper (1)
common field grasshopper chorthippus brunneus (1)
chorthippus brunneus locust (1)