Monday, September 14, 2015

Blue-winged grasshopper, Oedipoda caerulescens



The Blue-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens) is a small well camouflaged grasshopper and has a surprising short flight distance. It is easy to get very close, almost to touch them. I found them on fellow land, where they live in small groups.  

Blue-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens)
The head.

Blauflügelige Ödlandschrecke (Oedipoda caerulescens)
Blue-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens)

Blauflügelige Ödlandschrecke (Oedipoda caerulescens)
The blue wings are a signal for others when they fly away.
 Linked with Macro Monday.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, my, the wings really are blue! Great shots.

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  2. Wundervolle und faszinierende Aufnahmen, lieber Christian!!! Ich habe gar nicht gewußt, dass die Grasshüpfer solche schönen blauen Flügel haben können...

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  3. a very dark grasshopper. And surprisingly blue wings. Love the contrast!

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