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Slant-faced Grasshopper (Nymph)

Atractomorpha psittacina psittacina


Brown long-headed slant-faced grasshopper, about 2.5cm in length. Both green and brown forms can be found in this species. Atractomorpha psittacina psittacina (Haan, 1842), considered as sweet potato pests, are slant-faced grasshoppers, voracious leaf eaters that makes big irregular holes before they consume the entire leaf. It is from Pyrgomorphidae, a family of grasshoppers in the order Orthoptera commonly known as the gaudy grasshoppers.


Spotted in the backyard, on sweet potato leaf.



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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 10, 2012
Submitted on Nov 23, 2012

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