Oedipoda caerulescens

Blue-winged Grasshopper - This grasshopper is named for the bright blue wings seen in flight. It, a pity that it was too quick for me! As of most grasshoppers the diet is mainly grasses. It frequents dry areas of sand or rocks with low vegetation. I briefly caught sight of this one in Cabanasa De Tavira in the Algarve region of Portugal.

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