Bombay Locust from India

Strange looking bug!
Location: Karnataka, India
December 14, 2011 4:53 am
Dear Bugman,
I am from India, and came across this interesting specimen while out on a hike. Would very much appreciate your help in identifying the species.
Signature: Rohan

Bombay Locust from India

Dear Rohan,
This positively gorgeous grasshopper has aposomatic coloration or warning coloration, a characteristic that is often found in the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  Many species found in South Africa cause severe toxic reaction if they are eaten.  We believe we have correctly identified it as
Aularches miliaris on the Siam Insect Zoo and Museum website.  The God of Insects website indicates the common name is the Northern Spotted Grasshopper.

Thanks, dear Bugman! Has anyone told you that you’re super? 🙂

Hi again Rohan,
Super is a new adjective for us.  Thanks for the compliment.

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