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Oriental longheaded locust 精霊蝗虫

Acrida cinerea


The body was about 7 or 8cm in length.


Spotted in a bush in Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Shouryou batta ショウリョウバッタ(精霊蝗虫)
Acrida cinerea Acrida cinerea - Information on Acrida cinerea

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ColinMacleod 8 years ago

Thanks for that information! At least I can get rid of the romanization of the Japanese name.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Hi Colin. Good job getting a scientific name. I found one common name on a Youtube link - "Oriental longheaded locust" - not as nice as what you have though. :)

ColinMacleod 8 years ago

A Japanese friend ID'd this as a 'shouryou batta' ショウリョウバッタ(精霊蝗虫), with the 'batta' meaning grasshopper. The scientific name is acrida cinerea, but I can't find a common name for it.

ColinMacleod 8 years ago

Thanks, Argy Bee. As the body is so slender, I didn't even think of it as being a katydid, but more likely a phasmatodea.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Looks like a bamboo mimicking katydid. Very interesting spotting.

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渋谷区 (Shibuya), 関東 (Kanto Region), Japan

Spotted on Oct 20, 2012
Submitted on Oct 20, 2012

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