Boy Discovers Rare Pink Grasshopper

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 September, 2009 | permalink

Pink Grasshopper

An 11-year-old boy has discovered a a common green grasshopper that had been born pink under a flower in Devon, UK.

Daniel Tate was attending a wildlife event at Seaton Marshes, when he spotted the rare insect.

While adult male green grasshoppers are nearly always green, females can come in a rainbow of shades, usually in the brown or purple color families.

“Pink grasshoppers are unusual but not unheard of. However the intensity of the pink in this case must make it highly unusual,” said Fraser Rush, nature reserves officer for East Devon District Council. Rush added that the pink grasshopper may pass on its unusual coloring to its offspring.

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Charlie September 18, 2009

Hi,
Interesting, I`ll quote it on my site later.
Have a nice day
Charlie

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