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Australian Giant Grasshopper

Valanga irregularis

Description:

Found outside my house in Cranbrook, QLD, Australia.

Habitat:

Suburban area.


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21 Comments

Awesome!
I think that my mom wouldn´t like to meet one of those...

AdamBT
AdamBT 6 years ago

Congrats, a very nice series!

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Incredible! I like the second shot with the little one for comparison. Congrats on a well-deserved SOTD!

CarlaBrownBrooks
CarlaBrownBrooks 6 years ago

Wonderful photos!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

The first one is the cutest giant ever! Congratulations.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Shirezu!!

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 6 years ago

Congrats Shirezu!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Congratulations Shirezu.

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

Awesome spot :) congrats !!!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

nice congrats

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Congrats Shirezu!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Congratulations Shirezu!

Shirezu
Shirezu 6 years ago

Thanks everyone, these grasshoppers were a lot of fun to photo.

Nayeli
Nayeli 6 years ago

Great moment captured. Nice spotting

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

Nice job, Kim!

Congrats Shirezu!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Congratulations wonderful spotting :)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congrats!

KakyoinNoriaki
KakyoinNoriaki 6 years ago

Hi Shirezu, Spectacular spotting.
I see in the 3 picture a another spece of grasshoper , please put the 3 picture in another spotting, thank you (= =)

peter
peter 6 years ago

Congrats Shirezu! Thanks for sharing your encounter with this amazing grasshopper. We chosen your photo as spotting of the day!

"For today's spotting of the day, we head to Australia to discover this eye-popping Giant Grasshopper! Appropriately named, the Australian Giant Grasshopper is one of the largest in the world and definitely the largest in the Australia. They can measure up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) which is bigger than a plague locust!"

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YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Nice!

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -19.31, Long: 146.75

Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Nov 12, 2012

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