17 February 2019

Blue-shinned Grasshopper – Haradh

I think this grasshopper may be a Blue-shinned Grasshopper sphingonotus rubescens is a true desert species generally found wherever grass is growing. When disturbed they jump with noisy wings and only fly a few metres before settling again. Due to its excellent camouflage, it is difficult to locate unless it is disturbed into flight.
Blue-shinned Grasshopper - sphingonotus rubescens