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Locust

Cataloipus cymbiferus

Description:

I didn't have my camera with me and so had to use my phone which doesn't take good close up shots- the sun was also very bright so I couldn't see the screen properly! I could see every detail of the flecked eyes and hairy legs though, could have been a perfect picture- next time maybe!

Habitat:

In the sunshine outside the supermarket!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Adrián
Adrián 9 years ago
Locust
Cataloipus cymbiferus


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2 Comments

Some useful info on Grasshoppers, locusts and crickets can be found here:
http://www.amentsoc.org/insects/fact-fil...
Locust is the name given to the migratory phase of some large grasshoppers. Since these live in Iberia year round and individually they are likely to be correctly called Grasshoppers. It is said that it is only when they gather in huge swarms and become ravenously hungry that they mutate into locusts.

lindistar
lindistar 9 years ago

Thank you

lindistar
Spotted by
lindistar

Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Mar 19, 2011
Submitted on Mar 19, 2011

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