Pink grasshopper - it's just not cricket

The pink grasshopper

The pink grasshopper

First published in Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A FAMILY enjoying the summer sun were shocked when they spotted this pink grasshopper.

Pippa Miller was sitting on the sea wall at Point Clear, close to their home in Western Promenade, when she noticed the brightly-coloured bug.

The colour is caused by the grasshopper’s genetics but rather than a mutation is simply at the extreme end of the colour range grasshoppers can be.

Pink grasshoppers often do not live very long as they can be quite conspicuous to predators.

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10:29am Fri 5 Jul 13

JCoe1980 says...

Maybe he was going to London Pride?!
Maybe he was going to London Pride?! JCoe1980
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6:55pm Fri 5 Jul 13

shallowJoker says...

Plastic! shallowJoker
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7:27pm Fri 5 Jul 13

Boris says...

Poor litle creature has probably been eaten by now.
Poor litle creature has probably been eaten by now. Boris
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