What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Colorful Grasshopper from South Africa
Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 2:18 PM
Hi, I found this guy roaming my house and not being timid provided me with an opportunity to take some nice snaps I thought would make a welcome addition to your great site. Not sure what species it is though. Keep up the good work.
Allan, South Africa
South Africa, Limpopo

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

Hi Allan,
This is a Toxic Milkweed Grasshopper in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  The coloration is Aposematic, conspicuous warning coloration that indicates the animal is either dangerous, poisonous, or foul-tasting.  We believe this may be the Koppie Foam Grasshopper, Dictyophorus spumans, which we located on a Flickr Posting.  We substantiated that on the BioLab Website.

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

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  1. […] a Brown Recluse Spider would be venomous, while poisoning would occur following the ingestion of a Toxic Milkweed Grasshopper. Rather than just providing a blanket statement chastising our language usage, can you please cite […]

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