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Subject: Grasshopper
Location: Cape Town South Africa
April 14, 2016 6:35 am
Hello,
I took some pictures of a huge grasshopper.
Think its a juvenile, cause it had no proper wings developed.
Size was r.a. 12cm which is really big for a grasshopper
Picture was taken on mid november in Cape Town
Signature: ThunderPie

Koppie Foam Grasshoppers

Koppie Foam Grasshoppers

Dear ThunderPie,
Based on this and other images posted to iSpot, we have identified this as a Koppie Foam Grasshopper,
Dictyophorus spumans, one of the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  Many species feed on milkweed, and they are able to process and absorb the toxic compounds in the plant, which gives the Grasshoppers protection against predators.  Many members of the family advertise with aposomatic or warning colors.

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

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Subject: Morocco Cricket ID
Location: Tahgdilt Track, Morocco
April 13, 2016 11:18 am
Hi,
Whilst on holiday in Morocco last week, I photographed this intriguing cricket on the Tahgdilt Track (near Boumalne du Dades). Any ideas on which species it is please?
Kind regards
Signature: Ollie

Toad Grasshopper, we believe

Toad Grasshopper, we believe

Dear Ollie,
Though common names for insects differ depending upon many factors, in North America, Crickets are different Orthopterans than this Grasshopper in the suborder Caelifera.  We believe, based on this image posted to Loretta Steyn’s Images, this might be a Toad Grasshopper in the family Pamphagidae.  Getty Images has an image identified as being in the genus Eremotettix that also looks quite similar to your image.  The Getty Image was taken by Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki, who frequently helps us with Katydid identifications, and we will try to contact him to see if he can verify the identification of your Grasshopper.

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Subject:  Gray Bird Grasshopper
Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
April 5, 2016
Though the image is not the greatest, we did get a quick shot of this impressive Gray Bird Grasshopper before it flew from the paloverde to the pine tree.

Gray Bird Grasshopper

Gray Bird Grasshopper

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Subject: Grasshopper identification
Location: Pearsoll Peak, Kalmiopsis Wilderness, OR
March 21, 2016 10:05 am
Hi, I took photos of this grasshopper thawing in a snowbank at 4,000 feet elevation on 3/17/16. Located at Pearsoll Peak, Kalmiopsis Wilderness, SW Oregon. Its armor is camouflaged to the landscape of the area as there are a lot of sage plants & serpentine/chrome ore outcroppings of that color. Thanks!
Signature: Will

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Dear Will,
We haven’t the time to research the identity of your Grasshopper at this time, but we are posting the images.  Perhaps our readership can assist.  We will also contact Eric Eaton to get his opinion.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Eric Eaton Responds
Daniel:
That is a nymph (juvenile, immature, “baby”) of a band-winged grasshopper, subfamily Oedipodinae in the Acrididae family.  I cannot make a more specific ID.
Eric
author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
http://bugeric.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Species ID request
Location: Inland of Port Hedland
March 4, 2016 5:01 pm
Hi, this little guy is from Cloudbreak in the Pilbara and am just curious who he is please?
Signature: Regards, Kerry

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Dear Kerry,
This is a Grasshopper in the suborder Caelifera, but we don’t believe we will be able to identify the species based on the unusual angle of your image.  The image is quite stunning, which is why we are posting it as unidentified.

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Subject: ID of Locust?
Location: South Africa, Entabeni reserve, Limpopo
February 9, 2016 12:31 pm
Hi took these photos in South Africa February 2015 on the Entabeni reserve, Limpopo region but cannot find a name for them, can you help please.
Signature: Roger

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

Dear Roger,
We had to look through numerous images of Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers or Foam Grasshoppers from the family Pyrgomorphidae on iSpot before we found an image that appears to be the same species you encountered, however it is only identified as being a member of the family.  Bright aposomatic warning colors and patterns are characteristic of this family.  We found a similarly colored individual pictured on Midlands Conservancies Forum.  It is possible that this is a highly variable species and not all individuals have striped antennae and abdomens, or even the same color combination.

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

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