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Large Painted Locust

Schistocerca sp.




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bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Painted Locust
Schistocerca sp.


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2 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Incredible!!!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

When the location is correct (what I guess) and this one is NOT from the Galapagos, then it must be this time the Small Painted Locust, Schistocerca literosa. But I am not sure. Markings and colors are almost identical (or identical) to the Large Painted Locust, Schistocerca melanocera. So this one could also be an escapee from the island (is that possible?), since Melanocerca is endemic to the Galapagos. What do you think??
http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/common...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_thybe...
Really large one!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/119...
I just challenged the ID, so discussion would be interesting!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/643...

drmo
Spotted by
drmo

Parroquia Ventanas, Provincia de los Ríos, Ecuador

Lat: -1.34, Long: -79.37

Spotted on May 31, 2008
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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