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Subject: Jiminy Cricket
Location: near Medellin, Colombia
April 23, 2013 2:08 pm
I was in Colombia, and took a picture of what I believe to be a Cricket… but what do i know? Not a lot about Crickets.
So I have a pretty good picture here. When I search for cricket images on Google, I don’t find anything like the picture i’ve taken.
Can you identify please? I’ve got the photo on Flickr.
Signature: David Casserly


Grasshopper:  Aristia mordax

Hi David,
While we are unable to provide you with an exact species name, we can tell you that this Colombian Orthopteran is a Grasshopper in the family Acrididae.

Ah ha, it’s not even a cricket! That makes sense, as I took this picture during the day.
Thanks for the info

Easy mistake as Grasshoppers and Crickets are both in the order Orthoptera.

Update:  October 27, 2013
We received a comment today from caranpaima who identified this as a male
Aristia mordax, and we verified that with this photo on FlickR and this black and white image of a mounted specimen on Orthoptera Species File online. 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Medellin, Colombia

2 Responses to Grasshopper from Colombia: Aristia mordax

  1. caranpaima says:

    This is a male of Aristia mordax, a common species in the hillsides surrounding Medellín.

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