John Walters is a very good Dartmoor and Devon naturalist as well as being a great artist. He is also a friend of mine. He was recently on the One Shop talking about the mating behaviour of the rufous grasshopper. Here is the clip from the programme. Amazing how confiding the grasshoppers were!
Here are a couple of photos I took at the same location last year – note the swollen tip to the antennae
And the characteristic markings on the top of the pronotum
Here is the national distribution of the species (via the National Biodiversity Network) – quite a rare animal!