Pink Winged Grasshopper (Calliptamus barbarus)

This is a very common species of grasshopper in Malta.  The male reaches around 1.5cm  in length whereas the female reaches around 3cm.

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  1. Herbstbaum August 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    We have the blue winged in Northern Germany.

    • Felix Attard August 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Good to know…I ll check that out. If you happen to identify any unidentified post I have please feel free to let me know. I will update them immediately.

  2. Agnes April 18, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Hi, I think that I came across this grasshopper today in Victoria, Gozo. It was quite large so it might well have been the female. I was able to take some photos of it thankfully.
    Good to come across your blog.

    • admin April 19, 2016 at 11:22 am #

      Hello Agnes, thanks for visiting my blog. The pink winged grasshopper is very common in Malta. I shot this particular image in the countryside around Victoria too 🙂

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