Insect: Armoured Ground Cricket

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Re: Cricket Invasion

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We experienced this first hand one year. I will have to look at our pics to see exactly when it was, but I think April.

It was an amazing experience. The roads are literately covered with these guys, it is impossible not to drive over them. Unless the year we were there was a particularly bad invasion. And it goes on for many, many kilos. Satara and Letaba area.

We expected the camps to be overrun with these guys, but they were not. We were camping; and at Letaba only had one old crippled one come limping past our site. Think we also saw a couple in the camping area at Satara.
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Re: Cricket Invasion

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I think it was 2 years ago and we saw them also literally in their thousands on the S63 tar road towards the Pafuri Border Gate.
This year we only saw 1 or 2 individual ones here and there but all up North.
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Re: Insect ID needed

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We saw this little fellow crossing the road near the Pafuri picnic turning, two days ago.

Please could someone help with an ID? :hmz:

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Re: Insect ID needed

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Armoured Ground Cricket Acanthoplus armativentris
15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie
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Please could someone help with the ID of this locust/grasshopper seen in Kruger around the Lower Sabie area in May 2017?

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Re: Insect ID needed.

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My guess is that it's a young Enyaliopsis Corn Cricket.
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