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grass mimic grasshopper

Cannula gracilis

Description:

long slim grasshopper,mimicking a dry grass stem, a member of the short-horned grasshopper family, Acrididae. Note one of the individuals photographed had lost a rear limb. These grasshoppers were about 40mm long and wingless. I'm not sure whether if they were a wingless species or immatures

Habitat:

dry grassland in semi arid, sub tropical bushveld by little used cattle pens

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Grass-mimicking Grasshopper
Cannula gracilis


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1 Comment

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 8 years ago

Much obliged, Johan

C.Sydes
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Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 24, 2013

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