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commonly called the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers because many members of the family feed on milkweed, storing the toxic compounds from the plants in their own bodies as a defense mechanism.
Wonderful... a creature of colorful truly impressive.Probably for you this was a fantastic moment.For me, certainly it would have been.Thank you!!!
AWESOME, IMPRESSIVE, CONGRATS !!!
Thank you very much Saumya, Bill, Chamalka, Satyen, Bhagya, Dilan, Joseph, Marta, Sckel, António, turtles2penguins, James, DrNamgyal and Rob!!
Belated congrats Nuwan, second image is pure Disney!
If such are the locusts, I wouldn't mind them feeding hundreds of acres of coffee plantations! Congrats Nuwan!
Congrats....very well deserved
Gorgeous capture NuwanChathuranga,just beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing
Congratulations! It is a very beautiful animal :-)
CONGRATULATION NUWAN ON SOTD! BEAUTIFUL LOCUST!
Congratulations Nuwan Aiya!!!
so beautiful.....Congratz Nuwan.
Congrats Nuwan! This is a wonderful spotting and that face shot is truly one of my favorites on Project Noah:)
Congrats Nuwan great capture with stunning colors !
Thank you Ranger team for the great honor, and thanks everyone for your compliments/favorites
Congratulations on your SOTD Nuwan! Your wildlife connection is awesome :)
Congratulations on SOTD Nuwan
Beautiful spotting, Nuwan ... congratulations!
Congratulations on SOTD Nuwan!!!
Congratulation Nuwan, for the SOTD!
Congrats Nuwan, your crazy-looking grasshopper is our Rangers' Spotting of the Week! The coffee locust commonly feeds on toxic milkweeds, providing it with a defense against predators.Facebook: https://upload.facebook.com/projectnoah/...Twitter: https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/4...
Lat: 7.30, Long: 80.24
Spotted on Aug 6, 2014 Submitted on Aug 6, 2014
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