Hedge Grasshopper

These fantastic insects can grow to be quite large and this grasshopper is one of the largest ones that we have seen. Most grasshoppers are herbivores and feed on shrubs, which is where we regularly spot them in our garden; both during the day and at night.

Valanga irregularis 

While considered a pest by many - grasshoppers and their kin are a valuable food resource for many other critters. there is little doubt that the fate of insects is directly connected to our own ... food for thought eh?.

We'll be doing another post on these guys soon as they deserve more of a mention - but until then ... take care :).