Crackling Forest Grasshopper (Trimerotropis verruculata)

Crackling Forest Grasshopper (Trimerotropis verruculata) © David Martin (iNaturalist)

The aptly named Crackling Forest Grasshopper makes a clicking/crackling sound as it flies.  They are difficult to observe at close range, as they quickly flit away when approached.

The terrestrial habitats of this black and white grasshopper are bare rock/talus/scree, particularly on exposed gravel, rock, and clay banks along river courses, lake shores, and roadsides. It is also found in conifer and mixed forest, pine forest openings in mountains, often on ridges, eroded slopes, and rocky courses of mountain.

Also called Cracker Grasshopper.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


June – November

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