Oedipoda caerulescens - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

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Las Descargues, 17 August 2015
Oedipoda caerulescens Adult

© Robin Howard

Oedipoda caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)

Blue-winged Grasshopper
Le Criquet bleu

Male: 15-21mm, female: 22-28mm

Recorded from July to the middle of October a species of dry, stony habitats recorded from both the Causse and Las Descargues. It is capable of crypsis by adapting its colouration to its background.

 

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