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Insect: Grasshoppers and locusts

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:39 pm

Can anyone help with ID of this — is it a locust?

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And are these caterpillars related to it (they were close by)?

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:21 pm

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:42 am

Can anyone help with an ID for what this LBR has caught? Seen on the Old Main Road (S144) on 21 April 2012.

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@ Africat: And it even looks chocolate coated! :wink: :tongue:
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by normana53 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:15 am

Arks, it is difficult to tell, but looks like it may be a Brown Locust (Locustana pardalina).
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Help identification - Grasshopper

Unread post by charbel » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:49 am

Dear friends,

Could you please help me identifying this grasshopper we saw in the Masorini Heritage Site at January 20th 2011?

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Re: Help identification - Grasshopper

Unread post by normana53 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:20 am

Looks to be an "Elegant Grasshopper" Zonocerus elegans.
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by kellyee21 » Sun May 26, 2013 6:00 pm

Hello,

Can anyone help me identify this colorful fellow that I found in mid-May at the Pinnacle in Blyde River Canyon (luckily not in my chalet, lol) ? I love his face, looks like the Grinch that stole Christmas !

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by boje1212 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:39 am

arks wrote:Here's another colourful gogga that I need ID help with. Seen in my garden in Darling in early January 2013.

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This is definitely a Orthoptera - Family: Pyrogomorphidae. My bet would be on a Milkweed, maybe Common Milkweed.
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