Since the number of these green grasshoppers (Atractomorpha crenulata) in the backyard is quite a lot, sometimes in one day I can find some of these grasshoppers which are mating. And I can find them almost every day.
When the male grasshopper feel the intrusion, then he would lift his hind legs and kicking.
Sometimes the intruder is another male grasshopper which tries to mate the same female grasshopper.
Grasshoppers mating can last for hours. The female can feed while mating.
To be able to mate the female, the male grasshopper will wait for the right time. Sometimes it takes a fairly long approach until the female willing to be mate. They communicate through body shaking.
Photos Gallery 1 of Grasshopper mating: Atractomorpha crenulata were taken using a camera phone Sony Ericsson K800i in Jonggol, West Java, Indonesia.