Pink grasshopper, due to a very rare phenomenon called 'erythrism'.
"Only little is known about pink grasshoppers, except that the colour deviation is likely to be caused by the lack of black pigment (eumelanin) and on the other hand an excessive production of the red pigment (phaeomelanin).
This phenomenon is called erythrism and is defined as an unusual reddish discolouration of fur, hair, skin, feathers or egg shells.
The combination of red hair and freckles in humans is thought to be a form of erytrism, too."
July 12th, 2019
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