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Bird grasshopper metamorphosis (nymph to adult). The same grasshopper was observed on the same plant for several days during which the metamorphosis took place.
It literally lived on the foliage of the (host) plant- feeding, excreting and basking on it.
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.