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Coffee Locust

Aularches sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Home garden


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39 Comments (1–25)

Wonderful... a creature of colorful truly impressive.
Probably for you this was a fantastic moment.
For me, certainly it would have been.
Thank you!!!

rams4d
rams4d 4 years ago

AWESOME, IMPRESSIVE, CONGRATS !!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

Thank you very much Saumya, Bill, Chamalka, Satyen, Bhagya, Dilan, Joseph, Marta, Sckel, António, turtles2penguins, James, DrNamgyal and Rob!!

RobThacker
RobThacker 4 years ago

Belated congrats Nuwan, second image is pure Disney!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

If such are the locusts, I wouldn't mind them feeding hundreds of acres of coffee plantations! Congrats Nuwan!

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Congrats....very well deserved

turtles2penguins
turtles2penguins 4 years ago

awesome

Gorgeous capture NuwanChathuranga,just beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Sckel
Sckel 4 years ago

congratulations NuwanChathuranga

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Congratulations! It is a very beautiful animal :-)

CONGRATULATION NUWAN ON SOTD! BEAUTIFUL LOCUST!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Congratulations Nuwan Aiya!!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

Congrats Nuwan.....

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 4 years ago

so beautiful.....Congratz Nuwan.

Wild Things
Wild Things 4 years ago

Congrats Nuwan!

beaker98
beaker98 4 years ago

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 !

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

Thank you Ranger team for the great honor, and thanks everyone for your compliments/favorites

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 4 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD Nuwan! Your wildlife connection is awesome :)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 4 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Nuwan

suzmonk
suzmonk 4 years ago

Beautiful spotting, Nuwan ... congratulations!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Nuwan!!!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Congratulation Nuwan, for the SOTD!

KarenL
KarenL 4 years ago

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.

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Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

awesome spotting.......

North Western Province, Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.30, Long: 80.24

Spotted on Aug 6, 2014
Submitted on Aug 6, 2014

Spotted for mission

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