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Grasshopper (Ortalacris azurescens)

Ortalacris azurescens


Small grasshopper, black with green legs


en near San Jorge Eco Lodge, Milpe - it is in the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena Region, a biodiversity hotspot, which includes the tropical moist forests and tropical dry forests of the Pacific coast of South America and the Galapagos Islands. The region extends from easternmost Panama to the lower Magdalena Valley of Colombia, and along the Pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuador to the northwestern corner of Peru. Formerly called the Chocó-Darién-Western Ecuador Hotspot, it has been expanded to include several new areas, notably the Magdalena Valley in northern Colombia. It is bounded on the east by the Andes Mountains.


Thanks to Paul Davis for the ID

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1 Comment

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 2 years ago

Hard to be certain ,but because of the markings on the antennae and green legs ,I would say ---Ortalacris azurescens , I think the second image is a nymph of the same species.

Stephen Wain
Spotted by
Stephen Wain

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on May 14, 2018
Submitted on May 27, 2018

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