Subject: Mating bugs?
Geographic location of the bug: Goromondzi, nr Harare, Zimbabwe
Time: 08:03 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Are these two bugs a male and female mating? The smaller one on the back looked similar to a grasshopper. Found out in the bush. The larger one appeared to struggle to move with the other on its back.
How you want your letter signed: P Mcleod
Dear P Mcleod,
These are indeed Grasshoppers, and it is not unusual for the female to be significantly larger than the male in many species of Grasshoppers which is obvious during mating. We believe your individuals are in the family Pyrgomorphidae. We will attempt to identify the species.