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Subject: Locust from Mozambique
Location: Mozambique Africa
December 4, 2016 11:02 am
Hi , good morning , i have some bugs photos from my son who is in Mozambique
Will like to know what species or genres .
Thx
Signature: DANIEL BENARROCH

Green Milkweed Locust

Green Milkweed Locust

Dear Daniel,
This is one of the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers or Gaudy Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  We are pretty confident that it is the Green Milkweed Locust,
Phymateus viridipes, which we found on Jungle Dragon, and verified on pBase where it states:  “These grasshoppers are toxic enough to cause death if eaten. Not a good idea anyway, based on looks alone.”

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Subject: Grasshopper from Alice Springs
Location: Alice Springs
November 21, 2016 2:26 pm
I found Three grasshopper at Alice Springs, Australia in February.
Can you help me identifying the Bugs.
If you can identify the Bugs, you may use the pictures on you homepage.
Signature: Just bug names

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Two of your Grasshoppers, the olive green and white striped individual and the green crested individual are both quite unique looking and we thought they might be easy to identify, but that has not proven to be the case.  They are not pictured on the Field Guide to Grasshoppers of Brisbane and South East Queensland, nor are they on Oz Animals which might mean their range is limited to the Northern Territory.  We will continue to research your Grasshoppers’ identities.  We are posting the images and perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Hi Daniel
Thank you for your try up to now. I am looking forward to hear from you again.
Regards
Henning

Grasshopper

Crested Tooth Grinder

Identification:  Thanks to a comment from Trevor, we now know that this is a Crested Tooth Grinder, Ecphantus quadrilobus, a species we already have in our archives and which is also pictured on iGoTerra and on FlickR.

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Subject: grasshoppers
Location: Madera Canyon, AZ
November 4, 2016 2:18 pm
Many different species of grasshopper in the multible biomes of this southeastern part of Arizona near the Sky Islands and in Madera Canyon. A mix of oak woodlands, succulents and pines in the upper region. I’ve tried to ID them online, but nothing looks quite what I photographed. One naturalist said one was a differential grasshopper, but again I didn’t see the resemblance.
Signature: Thank you, Leanne Grossman

White-Lined Bird Grasshopper

White-Lined Bird Grasshopper

Dear Leanne,
We are very confident that we have identified your third image, the only true Grasshopper, as a White-Lined Bird Grasshopper,
Schistocerca albolineata, a species found in Arizona and well represented on BugGuide.  It is described on BugGuide as:  “This species is dark olive green or brown to black, with contrasting pale yellowish markings, and bold contrasting markings on the hind femora, with the hind tibiae red to black.”

Dear Daniel,
Thank you again. I really appreaciate your thoroughness.
But I don’t understand taxonomists!?! — where are the white lines? I would have named this a tiger bird grasshopper for its black and gold stripes — but then no one asked me, did they?
I just submitted one more grasshopper to ID.
Best wishes,
Leanne Grossman
Naturalist

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Subject: Grasshopper
Location: Sleigman, Arizona
October 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Saw this Grasshopper in Sleigman, AZ
It was very wide structure.
Signature: Sandie

Female Plains Lubber

Female Plains Lubber

Dear Sandie,
Your Grasshopper is a female Plains Lubber,
Brachystola magna, which we identified thanks to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Large, colorful grasshopper. Flightless.  On the central and southern Great Plains, individuals reach their largest size, and are more often (especially females) predominantly green. In the Southwest they tend to be smaller, more varied in coloration, but most often predominantly brown.”

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Subject: Species of this Grasshopper
Location: Nepal Ghats
October 8, 2016 11:46 pm
Dear Bugman,
My friend is traveling in Nepal and photographed a variety that I have yet to be able to identify. It is very similar to the Nepal Coffee Locust and is likely a milkweed grasshopper varietal of some kind. Could you help us come up with a species name it is truly beautiful. Thank you
Signature: Ranger Bert

Coffee Locust

Coffee Locust

Dear Ranger Bert,
We see from a comment you have provided to a posting in our archives that you have used the more than 20,000 postings on our site to identify this Coffee Locust,
Ausarches miliaris, a member of the family Pyrgomorphidae, the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers that flaunt this toxicity or bad taste through aposomatic or warning coloration.  The images we have found online, including on the Insects in Indian Agroecosystems and  Macroclub, have yellow or white banded faces.  Your individual may represent a different species in the genus, a subspecies, or most likely just a color variation.  According to ZipcodeZoo:  “It swarms in October, the mating and egg-laying season, collecting on bushes and grasses. It is heavy and sluggish, able to make only short leaps, very visible on vegetation. Outbreaks leading to this species damaging cultivated crops are uncommon. When A. miliaris (of either sex) is disturbed or grabbed, it emits a sharp rasping noise from its thoracic segments. If its thorax is pinched, it also squirts a clear viscous mucus with unpleasant smell and a bitter taste, faintly alkaline, with many embedded bubbles. This foam comes out as a strong jet from apertures in the thorax, and more gently from other openings in the body (ten in total); it heaps up around the insect and partly covers it.”

Thank you so much.
My friends use me to help ID stuff all the time and this guy stumped me with its colors. Really appreciate your time and expertise.
Brett Thomsen (aka Ranger Bert)

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Subject: Red, blue, yellow and green grasshopper
Location: Morelos, Mexico
October 3, 2016 7:38 pm
Hi. I was travelling in and around Mexico city and photographed this very brightly coloured grasshopper and wondered if anyone could identify it for me please. Found in tropical dry forest.
Signature: Andrew

Unknown Grasshopper

Unknown Grasshopper

Dear Andrew,
This is such a beautiful Grasshopper that we thought it would not be too difficult to identify, however, we spent a bit of time searching for its identity yesterday to no avail, so we are posting it as unidentified and we hope to elicit some assistance from our readership.

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