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 Post subject: Insect: Koppie Foam Grasshopper (Dictophorus spumans)
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:59 pm 
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What locust is this??
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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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An adult Koppie Foam Grasshopper(Dictophorus spumans)

Also poisonous, because it stores Heart-posions from the milkweeds it eats....Recorded as fatal to dogs, if consumed.

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 Post subject: Grasshopper ID required
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I took these beautiful insects in the Karoo in December 05 but have never been able to identify them. The closest I can find, for Picture 1, is a pyrgomorphid grasshopper but nothing for Picture 2.

Can anyone help?

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 Post subject: Re: Grasshopper ID required
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Hi Kenmo :D

I saw Pic #1 and asked for an ID see...here!

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Thanks to both of you for the help with the caterpillar and the Kopie Foam Grasshopper.

Still struggling with the second grasshopper (picture 2). Does anyone know what it is?


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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Same species, just a bit older. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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