Subject: Grashopper
Location: eastern Botswana
November 24, 2015 1:04 am
Dear Sirs
I would like to know, what kind of grasshopper is on the attached photo?
It was ca. 7 cm in lengh.
Signature: Mannanna

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Dear Mannanna,
The flat antennae on your individual are quite distinctive, and though members of the Stick Grasshopper subfamily Acridinae all have flat antennae, we are not fully confident that is the correct taxonomy for your individual.  We are relatively confident the family Acrididae is correct.  Here is an image from iSpot of a Stick Grasshopper in the subfamily Acridinae that looks somewhat similar to your individual.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to supply us with additional information.

Location: Botswana

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