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Alpine grasshopper

Alpine grasshopper

This grasshopper is at Lake Tennyson, in the Southern Alps. Like other insects such as wētā and butterflies, it has adapted to living in mountain environments. Alpine grasshoppers spend most of their time resting, which reduces their energy requirements and allows them to survive in cold, harsh habitats.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - The Southern Alps and other axial ranges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007