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Plains Lubber Grasshopper (male)

Brachystola magna


Large, heavy grasshopper (smaller and not as heavy as the females, though), around 4cm in length; head, thorax, and legs have some green with brown markings and two pale stripes behind the head; abdomen is pale with three dark stripes down the back. Very well camouflaged among the vegetation. Despite its weight, this grasshopper is a very strong jumper, able of leaps well over 1.5 meters (apparently, 9-feet jumps have been recorded).


Found in the semi arid region in El Cimatario nature park, outside Queretaro.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Grasshopper with an alien mask - it's gotta be a first in PN! Thanks, Liana :-)

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Maybe it's wearing its Halloween costume early ha ha Thank you for sharing Felix :) Liana

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Yeah, even for a grasshopper they have an odd looking face.

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Looks like an alien :D

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Oct 23, 2016
Submitted on Oct 30, 2016

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