Bird Grasshopper from South Africa

Subject:  grashopper
Geographic location of the bug:  Kruger national park,location Letaba
Date: 07/20/2018
Time: 05:34 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please can you help me to determine this grashopper.
Karel Gallas Czech republic
How you want your letter signed:  Karel Gallas

Bird Grasshopper

Dear Karel,
We located this image on FlickR of a Bird Grasshopper,
Ornithacris cyanea, also from Kruger National Park, and it looks very similar to your individual so we suspect that if they are not the same species, they are most likely in the same genus.  There are some beautiful “studio” images of this genus on The Incorrigible Entomologist and Sunday News covers the nutritional value of eating these locusts.

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