Subject: Skull butt Grasshopper?
December 28, 2012 8:57 am
I’ve only seen one reference to a grasshopper with this Skull butt name and with similar markings from someone else online but I’ve not been able to see a second ref to confirm what I photographed. I’m curious if this is the correct name and if there is a scientific name for this guy. He was photographed in the Malaysian highlands meaning cool temps and drizzly weather. He was alone and completely still.
We did a bit of research and found a matching photo on FlickR that was identified as a Monkey Grasshopper in the family Eumastacidae. There was a link included another FlickR posting identified as being in the genus Erianthus. Since we do not like taking for fact any information we find on FlickR, we then researched that genus name and found another photo on Wild Borneo.
Thank you so much for the ID and for sharing your search method.