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Green Milkweed Locust Nymph

Phymateus viridipes

Description:

A stocky large and colourful African locust of the Pyrgomorphidae. This is a nymph with it wings still underdeveloped and locked in the thoracic case. with in a day we found the this outer armour shed and the locust most likely flew away. these insects eat poisons plants that the manifest as a toxic spray from their joints when disturbed.

Habitat:

Arid and semi arid grass and farm land

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Michael Strydom
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Michael Strydom

McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 4, 2017
Submitted on Feb 4, 2017

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