Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 7:25 AM
Thank you for identifying my “Spined Micrathena.” I recently moved from New Hampshire to Mexico and keep finding bugs that I have never seen before. Doing a Google search for “Spined Micrathena” I noticed that mine was the most colorful I could find.
I hope you can also identify this grasshopper – He is somewhat similar to this one I found in Tanzania in 1993 –
The Mexican Grasshopper is a Horse Lubber Grasshopper, Taeniopoda eques, and we suspect the Tanzanian Grasshopper is one of the toxic milkweed grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae. It is not an exact match to this specimen we found online, but it has similarities.