A huge thank you to everybody who left comments wishing Mrs. Ha well. The status is much better today. I was allowed to bring her home yesterday ending a marathon shuttle between Sai Kung and Hong Kong. The major challenge is parking at or near the hospital but I was lucky. She finally had a good sleep after suffering from an extremely noisy neighbour on the ward. The fear was that she had developed pneumonia but the combination of a drip, antibiotics and a very good doctor allayed our fears. I just crashed yesterday after she was home and we both feel better today. Slowly her strength is coming back. We also have our live-in helper back after a month on holiday with her family. That means Lulu now has 3 people to look after her.
I opened the front door this morning and this grasshopper was checking us out. It stayed long enough for me to get the camera and we eyed one another for a couple of minutes.
There is no field guide that I know of for the Orthoptera of HK but there are a few species included in general field guides. This is a well-marked gropper and I am not aware of any confusion species. It seems to have a wide adaptability to habitat as I have seen it in several places. At F11 I was able to keep the whole of the grasshopper sharp.