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Egyptian Grasshopper

Anacridium aegyptium

Description:

This solitary, olive-colored grasshopper is about 3-4cm in length, which probably makes it a male.

Habitat:

Spotted resting on a spiky bush on the bank of the Taninim Stream, Israel.

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3 Comments

Thanks very much.

Malcolm Wilton-Jones, thanks for your comment and favorite. We fixed the name, description and habitat, and in future spottings we'll definitely give own own input. :-)

Not strictly a true locust as it is a solitary species. Recently it has been more correctly termed Egyptian Grasshopper. For more information on locusts see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust
By the way, if you check our FAQs (link below) you will find details of the correct information to put in the description and habitat fields. What we want to know is the actual habitat where you saw the species you have photographed so that we can track any changes in habitat. We do not like reams of copies from Wikipedia or elsewhere, that is why we have reference links for those. We prefer to hear your own story of your encounter with the organism, or if it is "unknown" a description of what you saw which may not be obvious from a photograph, such as size or habits.
Please keep all the pictures coming though.

מועצה אזורית חוף הכרמל, מחוז חיפה, Israel

Spotted on Dec 5, 2014
Submitted on Dec 5, 2014

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