Green lacewing larvae video


This video from the USA says about itself:

23 July 2016

Amazing Insect Camouflage – The larvae of the Green Lacewing cover themselves with bits of bark, moss, lichen, moss and dead prey to perfectly blend in with a Mango Tree as it hunts voraciously for aphids, ants, small spiders and mites that might damage the tree and fruit. The Green Lacewing is one of the most beneficial insects one can have in one’s backyard and another reason not to indiscriminately use pesticides.

Wasp species found for first time in the Netherlands


This video says about itself:

27 April 2009

A parasitic wasp has injected her eggs into a caterpillar — and now they’re ready to hatch.

Today, warden Erik van der Spek on Texel island in the Netherlands writes that a wasp species has been discovered on Texel which had never been seen in the Netherlands before. It is Neorhacodes enslini.

This small parasitic wasp species of the Ichneumonidae family lays it eggs in the nests of bigger wasp species.

Green lacewing video


This 3 July 2016 video shows a common green lacewing at Hellegatsplaten in the Netherlands.

Rare pink grasshopper photographed


Pink grasshopper in Hoofddorp, photo by Suzanne Wieringh

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Rare pink grasshopper spotted in Hoofddorp

Today, 15:21

It’s unlikely that you will ever really see one, but it happened to Suzanne Wieringh in Hoofddorp: she spotted a pink grasshopper. The rare animal was in her garden.

Suzanne wanted to pick up her daughter’s shoe when she saw something that was pinkish. “At first I thought it was a rose petal, but then it started to jump,” she says to the regional broadcasting organisation of North Holland.

A professor of entomology at Wageningen University explains that the phenomenon is known among biologists as erythrism. This is a deviation which is similar to albinism, only erythrism causes a reddish color instead of white.

It is difficult to determine how many pink grasshoppers are born. These grasshoppers quickly fall prey to predators because of their poor camouflage.

Grasshopper music, video


This 13 June 2016 video from the Netherlands shows various grasshopper species making sounds.