Story: Canterbury region

Alpine grasshopper

Alpine grasshopper

The alpine grasshopper (Brachaspis nivalis) is one of Canterbury’s endangered species. It lives in mountainous country but is preyed on by pests such as stoats, weasels, ferrets and feral cats, as well as birds.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Plants, animals and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015