Rare pink grasshopper found in Texas garden

Pink Grasshopper

KXAN News reports a rare pink grasshopper was found in an Austin, Texas garden on Sunday.

Angela Barger sent KXAN News the photo of the pink grasshopper.

The grasshopper is pink due to a genetic mutation according to National Geographic.

The mutation is called erythrism and is caused by a recessive gene similar to the one that affects albino animals.