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Insect: Grasshoppers and locusts

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:19 pm

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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Insect: Grass-mimicking Grasshopper (Canunula gracilis)

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:13 pm

What is this little feller called? (If you can find it, that is. :wink: )
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Bahamut » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:50 pm

Grass-mimicking Grasshopper (Canunula gracilis) ?

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:10 am

That moth really is a good looking GOGGA!!! :D
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Locust???

Unread postby alexandria » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:46 pm

: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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Re: Locust???

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:14 pm

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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Re: Locust???

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:49 pm

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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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby arks » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:17 pm

Can anyone help with ID of this critter? Seen at Nieu Bethesda on 5 October 2009.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:27 am

A locust nymph...Have no refrences but possibly a milweed locust?!

Green Milk weed locust variation?!
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Re: Grasshoppers and locusts

Unread postby salamanda » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:51 pm

Can anyone ID this grasshopper for me?

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Re: Grasshoppers and locusts

Unread postby flying cheetah » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:00 pm

Does anybody know the exact scientific name of this grasshopper? Saw this fellow in KwaZuluNatal.

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Re: Grasshoppers and locusts

Unread postby oddesy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:13 pm

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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Re: Grasshoppers and locusts

Unread postby flying cheetah » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:09 pm

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

Unread postby flying cheetah » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:49 pm

Here is another one, also seen in KwaZuluNatal. Any ideas :hmz:

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Re: Grasshoppers and locusts

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:30 pm

flying cheetah wrote:Here is another one, also seen in KwaZuluNatal. Any ideas :hmz:
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