Subject: Jumping bug
Location: Italy (Perugia)
October 21, 2012 3:53 am
This bug jumped in front of me on a golf course. At first I thought it was a grasshopper, but then I looked closely and it looks like nothing I have seen before.
Can you help me identify it?
Signature: Saverio

Mediterranean Slantfaced Grasshopper

Hi Saverio,
We do not get many identification requests from Italy.  Your initial impulse was correct.  This is either a Mediterranean Slantfaced Grasshopper,
Acrida ungarica, or a related species in the same genus.  They may be either green or brown in color.  You might be able to get some information from the Italian Linnea.It website.

Mediterranean Slantfaced Grasshopper

Location: Italy

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