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Weird NewsPink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden

06:05  15 august  2019
06:05  15 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden

Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden A British woman recently came across a colorful and not-commonly-seen insect in her grandmother’s garden: A pink grasshopper.

These pink creatures are likely a “ rare morph of the common meadow grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus,” according to a 2013 National Geographic Pink grasshoppers — which “ rarely ” make it to adulthood because they are easily noticed by predators, per the blog — are likely pink because of

These pink creatures are likely a “ rare morph of the common meadow grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus,” according to a 2013 National Geographic Pink grasshoppers — which “ rarely ” make it to adulthood because they are easily noticed by predators, per the blog — are likely pink because of

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A British woman recently came across a colorful and not-commonly-seen insect while gardening: A pink grasshopper.

Kate Culley, 41, told SWNS she was helping in her grandmother's garden in Gloucestershire —  a county in South West England —  when she spotted the grasshopper. Though the vibrant insect was quick to hop away, Culley managed to capture a picture of it just before it did.

“I was surprised — you don't expect to see a pink grasshopper," she told the news outlet, noting she was “lucky” to snap the photo in time.

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Pink grasshopper , unusual and ' extremely rare ,' spotted in UK garden https://trib.al/qOGn7NJ pic.twitter.com/RAM7z2Qkf7.

The "very unusual " vivid pink insect was spotted by eight-year-old Bailey Smith at Ratfyn Farm in "But it is a very unusual to be this pink colour and only rarely are vivid pink female nymphs seen "Most grasshopper species in the UK are a greenish-brown in colour, but some have genetics that

“It was unusual, I've never seen one like that before,” she added.

These pink creatures are likely a “rare morph of the common meadow grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus,” according to a 2013 National Geographic blog post.

Pink grasshoppers — which “rarely” make it to adulthood because they are easily noticed by predators, per the blog — are likely pink because of a genetic mutation called erythrism. The mutation, according to National Geographic, is caused by a recessive gene “similar to that which affects albino animals.”

Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden © Kate Culley Kate Culley, 41, spotted the rare pink creature. (SWNS) In this case, however, the mutation results when the animal overproduces red pigments or underproduces dark pigments.

The blog noted seeing such an insect is “extremely rare.”

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The "very unusual " vivid pink insect was spotted by eight-year-old Bailey Smith at Ratfyn Farm in "But it is a very unusual to be this pink colour and only rarely are vivid pink female nymphs seen "Most grasshopper species in the UK are a greenish-brown in colour, but some have genetics that

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Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden
Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden

In humans, erythrism may be responsible, at least in part, for red hair and freckles, according to the Huffington Post.

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