Pink Grasshoppers Are A Thing

This little gal was found in a garden in Southwest Austin,Texas. There aren’t many pink grasshoppers around.

Why are they pink? It’s a genetic mutation. According to Victoria Hillman a blogger from National Geographic says “This mutation results in one of two things happening or even a combination of the two; a reduce or even absence of the normal pigment and/or the excessive production of other pigments,”

Unfortunally these pink beauties don't live very long since they do not blend into the leaves and tress because of their pink color.

OK, I want a Pink Grasshopper for my garden!

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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