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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 a year ago

Very good!

jcra-explorer15 a year ago

Cool grasshopper & CONGRATS!! 馃樃馃樃

jcra-explorer12 a year ago

Hes not hooded he looks finned

KostasZontanos a year ago

Congratulations Vipul!

Congrats Vipul, such an amazing creature you got.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Congrats, great spotting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Congrats Vipul

Josh Asel
Josh Asel a year ago

Very cool little dude, congrats!

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

DanielePralong a year 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 a year ago

Nice hopper.

larkinpb a year ago

Wow so cool!

AshleyT a year 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 a year ago

When grasshoppers sport a mohawk. Nice spotting, Vipul.

Mario12 a year ago


Rajasthan, India

Lat: 24.70, Long: 72.73

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

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