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Dark Bush-Cricket nymph

Pholidoptera griseoaptera

Description:

The smallest hopper I have ever seen - caught between two brickstones, measuring about 3 mm in length

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago
Gewöhnliche Strauchschrecke or Dark Bush-Cricket
Pholidoptera griseoaptera Dark bush-cricket


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4 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Way adorable

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

wow,,

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

Thanks bayucca for ID - and yea, i assumed it to be not adult ;) Anyway the smallest I have seen so far :)

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Ensifera, Tettigoniidae, Decticinae (Beissschrecken), Pholidoptera griseoaptera. It is actually not a grasshopper, but a katydid/bush-cricket (Tettigoniidae). Note the long antennae. Grasshopper have shorter antennae. And it is the nymph, that's the reason why it is so small:
http://www.naturspaziergang.de/Heuschrec...
http://aramel.free.fr/INSECTES9bis-3.sht...

LarsKorb
Spotted by
LarsKorb

Dassendorf, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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