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Garden Locust

Acanthacris ruficornis


Large (body length 65 mm) with midline cream stripe down dark brown thorax and wings. Hind tibiae have well developed white and red spines. Hind wings pale lemon.


Found on bushes or trees in open ground, but also in gardens. Absent from very arid areas.


This guy was feeding on the blades of grass lawn.

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Kei Heyns
Spotted by
Kei Heyns

George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.99, Long: 22.53

Spotted on May 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 5, 2012

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