Crau Plain Grasshopper

An umbrella species

The Crau Plain Grasshopper is a so-called “umbrella” species. It is a good indicator of the changes in an ecosystem.

The preservation of this very rare and threatened insect means conserving its natural habitat, the Crau “coussoul” (dry grasslands), and all the species associated with this type of habitat, which continues to decline every year.

The LIFE SOS Crau Grasshopper, which will last four years (2021-2025), aims to preserve the Crau Plain Grasshopper, an endemic species of the Crau plain.


Communicating and raising awareness

Grasshopper more real than nature !?

Published: Mai 11 2023

Finally you can observe them – for real! Or almost…

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Communicating and raising awareness

Spring 2023: event season!

Published: Mai 05 2023

This spring, our team has prepared a whole programme to discover the Crau Plain Grasshopper

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Breeding and reintroduction

First hatchings 2023

Published: Avril 24 2023

The first hatchings of Crau Plain Grasshopper in 2023 took place at the beginning of April and observations of the first juveniles are multiplying by the day!

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Communicating and raising awareness

Didactic and artistic objects for the Crau Plain Grasshopper

Published: Avril 14 2023

She cuts, assembles, glues, paints and articulates pieces of paper. She sculpts organic figures, plants, animals, then animates them. Her works transpire a naturalist sensitivity at the “edge of the brush”.

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Tools to discover the Crau Plain Grasshopper

With the help of these tools, you can discover this small insect of the Crau plain.

It will certainly surprise you!

I'm not that small! I am between 3.5 and 4.5 cm tall, after all!