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Pygmy Grasshopper

Tetrix sp.

Description:

Slim cricket-like body. Hind limbs strong. Good jumper. Long, hard elongated tail. Dark.

Habitat:

In the garden but also seen indoors.

Notes:

As kids we called it Devil's horse (Shaitan ka ghora). We used to gingerly catch it by its tail and set it on someone's hair or clothes or whatever...you needed to move stealthily and have a soft but secure grip. The insect usually jumped to safety when it was released. I have not seen this insect for many years.

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2 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thanks, Leuba...found an ID on PN.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Check-out grass hoppers. Interesting placement of eyes - high above the head. Nice spotting Sukanya. Hope you get an ID.

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Nov 12, 2014
Submitted on Nov 12, 2014

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