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Egyptian locust

Anacridium aegyptium


It is a species belonging to the family Acrididae subfamily Cyrtacanthacridinae. It is present in most of Europe, in the 'Afro-tropical ecozone', in eastern Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in North Africa.It is one of the largest European grasshoppers. The adult males grow up to 30–55 millimetres (1.2–2.2 in) long, while females reach 65–70 millimetres (2.6–2.8 in) of length.


This species is folivore, essentially feeding on leaves. It is a solitary species, not harmful to crops. Adults can mainly be encountered in August and September in warm and dry habitats.

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Πελοποννήσου, Δυτικής Ελλάδας και Ιονίου, Greece

Lat: 38.18, Long: 20.48

Spotted on Aug 20, 2016
Submitted on Dec 30, 2016

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