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Garden Locust

Acanthacris ruficornis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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