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Macro picture of Large marsh grasshopper (Stethophyma grossum) the largest Acrididae in Norway

November 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Macro picture of Large marsh grasshopper (Stethophyma grossum) the largest Acrididae in Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera September 6th 2010. Click image for larger view.
After moving to the south of Norway I have discovered many new species of insects that I have never seen in Northern Norway. In this photograph I have found one of these new species. This is a Large marsh grasshopper (Stethophyma grossum) that is quite common around my house. It is the largest Acrididae in Norway and can be quite a sight with its up to 37mm long. This grasshopper is often found in wet grasslands and and close to beaches. Since I live to close to wet areas we have lots of grasshoppers around our house, during the summer, making a constant buzz. Our chickens love to feed on grasshoppers so maybe they taste good?

There is about 30 species of grasshoppers in Norway and I hope I can photograph more species next summer.

Check out my other insect pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture f/6.3
Focal Length 150 mm
ISO Speed 400
Lens: Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Tags: Insect · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 chaoticfancy // Jan 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    wow. love the details of the ‘hopper here!