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 .
Signature: DANIEL BENARROCH
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.”