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Hooded Grasshopper

Teratodes monticollis


Named after their hoods which appear like leaves allowing them to camouflage well in trees, Hooded Grasshoppers have a distinct loud call. and feed on leaves.


Montane forest of Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located in one of the oldest mountain ranges of India, the Aravalli range.

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Pizza97 6 years ago

Very good!

jcra-explorer15 6 years ago

Cool grasshopper & CONGRATS!! 馃樃馃樃

jcra-explorer12 6 years ago

Hes not hooded he looks finned

KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Congratulations Vipul!

Congrats Vipul, such an amazing creature you got.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 years ago

Congrats, great spotting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats Vipul

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Very cool little dude, congrats!

Awesome capture Vipul,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Vipul, this remarkable grasshopper has been voted Spotting of the Week!

"What a remarkable "hood" on this Hooded Grasshopper (Teratodes monticollis), our Spotting of the Week! This species of grasshopper is native to South Asia, and feeds on tree leaves. Their large hood structure edged with orange is in an expansion of their pronotum (the foremost dorsal part of an insect's thorax), giving them the appearance of a leaf".



Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice hopper.

larkinpb 6 years ago

Wow so cool!

AshleyT 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 years ago

When grasshoppers sport a mohawk. Nice spotting, Vipul.

Mario12 6 years ago


Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Udwariya, Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Aug 12, 2016
Submitted on Jul 1, 2017

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