Kōrero: 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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Photograph by John Marris, Lincoln University

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Plants, animals and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10310/alpine-grasshopper (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015