Colorful Grasshopper from South Africa
Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 2:18 PM
Hi, I found this guy roaming my house and not being timid provided me with an opportunity to take some nice snaps I thought would make a welcome addition to your great site. Not sure what species it is though. Keep up the good work.
Allan, South Africa
South Africa, Limpopo
This is a Toxic Milkweed Grasshopper in the family Pyrgomorphidae. The coloration is Aposematic, conspicuous warning coloration that indicates the animal is either dangerous, poisonous, or foul-tasting. We believe this may be the Koppie Foam Grasshopper, Dictyophorus spumans, which we located on a Flickr Posting. We substantiated that on the BioLab Website.