Photo of two viridifasciata mating taken by John Morgan, photographer, Birmingham Audubon Society

Most of them stay in their original habitat, but some will disperse and reproduce elsewhere.  The females are attracted to males who are crepitating and respond by crepitating back.  Courtship includes jumping towards each other and something called ‘femur tipping’.  The male gets ready while they approach each other and once they touch, he mounts and they mate.  Mating can last between 30 and 60 minutes (Pfadt, 1994).  Female green striped grasshoppers have four valves at the bottom of their abdomen  that are used to dig into the substrate when she lays her eggs.  The female lays not just one egg, but clutches which contain around 25 eggs in the ground or on plants ( 



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