26 Apr 2019

Critter of the Week: Homer Grasshopper

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:25 pm on 26 April 2019

Our Critter of the Week is the Homer grasshopper (Sigaus homerensis), New Zealand’s nationally critical grasshopper. It's named not for The Simpsons or The Odyssey, but as it's found around the Homer Tunnel in the South Island. 

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki tells us how this flightless hopper manages to survive avalanches.

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