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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.
Maria
United Arab Emirates

Acrida bicolor

Acrida bicolor

Hi Maria,
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.

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One Response to Grasshopper from United Arab Emirates: Acrida bicolor

  1. Siam says:

    I just had one of these stuck to my foot outside trying to get my cat in, it was at least 15-17 cm long (I reside in the UAE) single scariest moment of my life when I’m half asleep.

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