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Chorthippus sp. - color variant

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 25 February 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

NL: Chorthippus - soort onbekend - kleurvariant
EN: Chorthippus - species unknown - color variant
DE: Chorthippus - Art unbekannt - Farbvariante
FR: Chorthippus - espèce inconnu - variante de couleur

This is an immature female. Because it is an immature animal, it's hard to say what species it is. The unusual pink color is probably caused by a genetic mutation in its reproductive cycle.

Image: Schoten (BE) - 23/07/2013

Canon EOS 7D 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning once again.

25 Feb 2014 8:05am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Je hebt dit prachtig in beeld gebracht.
Ik wens U een aangename dag.

25 Feb 2014 8:13am

pixim from Nice, France

Wow, Strange and Beautiful ;-)

25 Feb 2014 8:22am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Salut Johann, une fois de plus une très belle photo.
Peut-être chorthippus biguttulus ou brunneus ?

25 Feb 2014 10:08am

@Aigleloup: C,est possible, mais c' est une jeune femelle et ainsi impossible de determiner au niveau de l' espèce.

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

G R E A T!

25 Feb 2014 11:41am

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

In real???? incredible shot!

25 Feb 2014 8:51pm

@KriKridesign: For me also the first time I saw this strange color variation. At first sight I did not know what I was looking at. Some research showed that this color variation is extremely rare. Just was lucky to find one.

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime beaucoup ce rose

26 Feb 2014 2:16pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

W O N D E R F U L !!!!!!

26 Feb 2014 10:00pm

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Canon EOS 7D
1/20 second
ISO 200
150 mm