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Grasshopper from SA
Hi there,
I found this Grasshopper on my lawn (in South Africa) last summer and would really like to know its name and family. Thank you,
Rhode

Hi Rhode,
This is a Green Bush Locust, Phymateus viridipes. It is one of the toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers. Your photo is quite stunning.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Africa

2 Responses to Green Bush Locust

  1. Margp says:

    My dogs got hold of one of these Green Bush Locusts and nearly killed it; but seams the nasty taste has put them off…

    Is the GBL toxin deadly or just a deterrent?

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