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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:19 pm 
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No problem once again :) I'm glad you think so :wink:

Hahaha, I've seen them make a few people run at above average speeds....But they pretty harmless, unless eaten I guess....As far as I know, they should start gaining in numbers, before migration...where too, I have no Idea, and before or after laying eggs, I also have no idea...Hopefully someone knows??!

They are very clumsy flyers, Due to size I guess, but are pretty good looking for a creature with 6 legs :)

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 Post subject: Insect: Grass-mimicking Grasshopper (Canunula gracilis)
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What is this little feller called? (If you can find it, that is. :wink: )
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Found quite a few of them at the Punda camping site.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Grass-mimicking Grasshopper (Canunula gracilis) ?


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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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That moth really is a good looking GOGGA!!! :D

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 Post subject: Locust???
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:Can anyone identify this locust? taken in Dube Game Lodge near Brits 6\5\09. It seems to be carrying something in its mouth.

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 Post subject: Re: Locust???
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It looks like the Green milkweed locust. Found mainly in grasslands but are known as a pest on citrus. It produces a toxic foam, and human fatalities after ingestion are known. It is known to form swarms and do migrate.

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 Post subject: Re: Locust???
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I agree with the id...........

alexandria wrote:
It seems to be carrying something in its mouth.


It seems to be missing a head! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Can anyone help with ID of this critter? Seen at Nieu Bethesda on 5 October 2009.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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A locust nymph...Have no refrences but possibly a milweed locust?!

Green Milk weed locust variation?!

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 Post subject: Re: Grasshoppers and locusts
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Can anyone ID this grasshopper for me?

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 Post subject: Re: Grasshoppers and locusts
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Does anybody know the exact scientific name of this grasshopper? Saw this fellow in KwaZuluNatal.

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 Post subject: Re: Grasshoppers and locusts
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well from the features id say its definitely part of the Pyrgomorphidae family which is all the foam grasshoppers.

the closest species looks like it could be the common milkweed locust (Phymateus viridipes)

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 Post subject: Re: Grasshoppers and locusts
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thank you very much oddesy :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Grasshoppers and locusts
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Here is another one, also seen in KwaZuluNatal. Any ideas :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Grasshoppers and locusts
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flying cheetah wrote:
Here is another one, also seen in KwaZuluNatal. Any ideas :hmz:

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