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Coffee locust

Aularches miliaris


The head and thorax are dark green with a canary-yellow band on the side. The tegmina are green with many yellow spots; the legs are blue, with a yellow serrated pattern on the hind femora. The abdomen is black with bright red bands. Two subspecies have been designated, the nominate and pseudopunctatus. (From Wikipedia)


It swarms in October, the mating and egg-laying season, collecting on bushes and grasses. It is heavy and sluggish, able to make only short leaps, very visible on vegetation. Outbreaks leading to their damage to cultivated crops are uncommon. (From Wikipedia)

1 Comment

Hariprasad V N
Hariprasad V N 7 years ago

Thank you, Nuwan Chathuranga.

Hariprasad V N
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Hariprasad V N

Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 8, 2014
Submitted on Nov 27, 2014


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