Worcestershire status: Common in south east and possibly under-recorded elsewhere.
UK status: Common in most counties in south east England and East Anglia, also in south Wales.
Habitat preferences: Once a wet meadow species now found in most grassland types.
Notes: First record is from Eckington in 1995 and is now found across the south east half of the county. Still spreading? May be under-recorded due to its similarity to Meadow Grasshopper.
Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus)
Worcestershire status: Common and widespread but possibly declining(?).
UK status: Common over most of Britain.
Habitat preferences: Most unmown grassland. Less common dry grassland and heath.
Notes: Still a common species but it may be declining as a result of competition from the similar Lesser Marsh Grasshopper or possibly as a result of the forces that are allowing the latter species to increase its range.