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Acanthoplus discoidalis

Acanthoplus discoidalis


It is also known as Corn Cricket: "Like its closest relatives, Acanthoplus discoidalis variously bears common names such as armored katydid, armored ground cricket, armored bush cricket, corn cricket, ..". In Angola it's very common in the south territory and at night, when they appear, they "sing"


Perhaps one of the strangest animal I've ever seen on a beach. At the end of the day they started to appear moving from the hills, near by the sea, to the interior where there is some dense vegetation


The identification was made by @JoseFranciscoSalgado on a Facebook Group criated to help identifying biodiversity in Angola: Acanthoplus discoidalis is a species in the Bradyporinae, a subfamily of the katydid family (Tettigoniidae)

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

How good it is to have someone in Angola.
Welcome to the project Sofia. You can make changes any time.

SofiaD 2 years ago

thank you both for your incomes.

Can I still make that correction Ornithoptera80?

MichaelS 2 years ago

Hi SofiaD, welcome to the Project Noah community! Fascinating little cricket!

Ornithoptera80 2 years ago

Great find, the category is arthropod instead of other.

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Bengo, Angola

Spotted on Apr 21, 2019
Submitted on Jun 21, 2020

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