Subject: Phymateus leprosus?
Geographic location of the bug: Kurisa Moya – Bush Forest Reserve – Tzaneen South-Africa
Time: 05:06 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I have seen this bug in the garden of our guesthouse of Kurisa Moya in the Woodbush Forest Reserve near Tzaneen in South Africa. It was about 15 cm long or more and looked as if it was not a real animal but was moving.
How you want your letter signed: Bert Rodenburg
We agree that this is a Toxic Milkweed Grasshopper, probably Phymateus leprosus based on this Jungle Dragon image.