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Very beautiful creatures, I only saw them two times and at the same spot.
Thank you Remco and José!
These are so beautiful!
Wow, what a strange animal!
Thank you Chamalka and sunnyjosef!
Great spotting Pieter.. and congrats...
Thank you everyone!
Great SOTD Pieter .. congratulations!
Truly amazing. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us Pieter and Congratulations on the SOTD !!.
Congrats Pieter on this SOTD!
Very nice, congratulations.
beautiful! congrats on the SOTD!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this unique hopper!
Fantastic! Great job! Love insects and especially this one.
Thank you Antonio, Mike, Eulalia, Marta and everyone else!
Great capture Peter,amazing shape and collour,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing
If Dehli is like Chennai (my second home) cars get rear-ended regularly without any locusts :-)
Mark, I donot think I have ever seen such a hopper before (apart from grasshoppers I have seen few ; ) but I have seen a locus plague in Delhi...in the 1990s...car windshields got smeared and then cars got rear-ended . They ate all my plants in the balcony. My apartment for a few days was very crowded with pots indeed.........your comments just trigerred a memory. I saved one locust in formalin and gave it to the small museum we had in our Delhi office. But yes, even well-adjusted parasites do not kill their hosts so I suppose the right host will not be damaged to any great extent...Thanks. Sukanya
I've never heard of a 'right' hopper species damaging it's 'right' host plant to any serious extent.. just doesn't make sense evolutionarily.. have you seen such a thing ? I suppose there are the occasional locust plagues.. but even then I think they occur after unusual rains and excessive green growth and might make sense in the bigger picture. Always willing to learn though. :)
Mark Ridgway...very right. I totally subscribe. Let me re-phrase...do hoppers damage plants? :)
Congrats Pieter. Fabulous tree hopper! ... SukanyaDatta !!? you know every creature has it's place and it's only humans that turn them into pests.
Spotted on Nov 12, 2013 Submitted on Jun 26, 2014
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