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Grasshopper Hippacris diversa

Hippacris diversa J.A.G. Rehn & J.W.H. Rehn, 1944


The small one is the Male Grasshopper Hippacris diversa, and the big one is the female. Sexual dimorphism like these Grasshoppers, is a phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. Examples of such differences include differences in morphology, size, ornamentation and behavior. For more information about this VERY RARE ORTHOPTERA, you can contact one of the best Orthoptérist in the world, he is a frenchman, his name Simon POULAIN. He made expeditions in Peru (2001) and Ecador (1991 and 1995) with Christiane Amdegnato. Marius Descamps has published in 1984 a preliminary revue on Copiocerini family (MNHN mémories). Taxon ID >>>> Orthoptera, Acrididae, Copiocerinae, Copiocerini


Members of the order Orthoptera exist in terrestrial habitats throughout the world. Though often associated with fields and meadows, there are Orthopteran species that prefer caves, deserts, bogs, and seashores.


(Male (small one)) and Female (Big one)

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KarenL 8 years ago

Great spot!

harsuame 8 years ago


RiekoS 8 years ago

How interesting. Thank you very much for your information.

keithp2012 8 years ago

That female looks manly!

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

So much that we don't know!

Madre de Dios, Peru

Spotted on Oct 28, 2011
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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