Green Bush Locust

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.

3 thoughts on “Green Bush Locust”

  1. 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?

    Reply
  2. 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?

    Reply

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