Possibly Toad Grasshopper from Morocco

Subject: Morocco Cricket ID
Location: Tahgdilt Track, Morocco
April 13, 2016 11:18 am
Hi,
Whilst on holiday in Morocco last week, I photographed this intriguing cricket on the Tahgdilt Track (near Boumalne du Dades). Any ideas on which species it is please?
Kind regards
Signature: Ollie

Toad Grasshopper, we believe
Toad Grasshopper, we believe

Dear Ollie,
Though common names for insects differ depending upon many factors, in North America, Crickets are different Orthopterans than this Grasshopper in the suborder Caelifera.  We believe, based on this image posted to Loretta Steyn’s Images, this might be a Toad Grasshopper in the family Pamphagidae.  Getty Images has an image identified as being in the genus Eremotettix that also looks quite similar to your image.  The Getty Image was taken by Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki, who frequently helps us with Katydid identifications, and we will try to contact him to see if he can verify the identification of your Grasshopper.

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