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Type of grasshopper?
October 10, 2009
Found this guy on the lawn in the botanical garden near Jo’burg. Quite brightly coloured. Looks like he’s part of the grasshopper family.
Sharon
Botanical garden, Johannesburg, SA

Foaming Grasshopper

Foaming Grasshopper

Hi Sharon,
This appears to be a Foaming Grasshopper or Koppie Foam Grasshopper, Dictyophorus spumans, one of the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  The Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers are also known as Gaudy Grasshoppers.

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