11005-25608 'Skiing' grasshopper (Sigaus villosus) female on lichen covered rock. This large hairy grasshopper, is active even in cold weather. Remarkably it can even use its long hind legs as 'ski poles' to ski across patches of snow. Torlesse Range
11005-25619 North Island grasshopper (Sigaus piliferus) mostly alpine areas such as Tongariro (where this photo was taken) and the Ruahines. Also found at some lower altitudes such as East Cape, Rotorua, and Coromandel. This is a threatened species.