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Grasshopper

Caelifera sp.

Description:

The grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish it from bush crickets or katydids, it is sometimes referred to as the short-horned grasshopper. Species that change colour and behaviour at high population densities are called locusts. The coloring of different species of grasshopper are often dependent on environment. Many species are adapted to green fields and forests, and blend in well there to avoid predators. Others have adapted to drier, sandy environments and blend in well with the colors of dry dirt and sand.

Habitat:

Seen near cultivated gardens.

Notes:

My previous spotting from a nearby area: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/128...

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 16, 2012

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