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Bird grasshopper

Schistocerca sp.

Description:

Bird grasshopper metamorphosis (nymph to adult). The same grasshopper was observed on the same plant for several days during which the metamorphosis took place.

Habitat:

It literally lived on the foliage of the (host) plant- feeding, excreting and basking on it.

Notes:

The grasshopper is known to flash its two-row spiked hind legs when alarmed. It stays poised to give its assailant a brutal kick, or to simply hop off.

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dotun55
Spotted by
dotun55

Lagos, Ogun, Nigeria

Lat: 6.46, Long: 3.39

Spotted on Apr 2, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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