Sticky-looking bug from UAE
January 10, 2010
I found this chill guy sitting on the porch one night in United Arab Emirates, in the more rural area. He looks like a sort of a mix between a praying mantis, a stick insect and a grasshopper (look at those long hind legs!), but I can’t really identify him with any sort of accuracy.
To scale, I’d say he was about two and a half to three inches long.
United Arab Emirates
This unusual insect is a desert dwelling Grasshopper, Acrida bicolor, and we have not been successful in locating a common name. We received some nice images of Acrida bicolor back in 2008 and we located an Israeli website with some nice photos of the species.