Type of grasshopper?
October 10, 2009
Found this guy on the lawn in the botanical garden near Jo’burg. Quite brightly coloured. Looks like he’s part of the grasshopper family.
Botanical garden, Johannesburg, SA
This appears to be a Foaming Grasshopper or Koppie Foam Grasshopper, Dictyophorus spumans, one of the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae. The Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers are also known as Gaudy Grasshoppers.