Subject: Which Grasshopper?
Location: Nelspruit [Ed. Note:  South Africa]
January 16, 2013 1:39 am
Hi, can you tell me which Grasshopper this is. My thoughts were something in the line of a Milkweed Grasshopper, but I dont know if you get different Milkweed Grasshoppers?
It was about 2cm in size.
Signature: Robert Wienand

Milkweed Grasshopper

Hi Robert,
We agree that this appears to be a Milkweed Grasshopper in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  It looks like an immature specimen of this unidentified species we found on iSpot.  Here is another individual, also on iSpot.  We are having trouble matching your individuals markings and striped antennae with a definite species identification. 

Location: Africa

One Response to Milkweed Grasshopper from South Africa

  1. dominikhofer says:

    This looks like being a nymph of Maura rubroornata.

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