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Spotting

Description:

Very large grasshopper. Maybe 4 inches long. People I was with called it a Longosta. Which I believe means lobster.

Habitat:

Semi-arid tropical forest

Notes:

Saw this guy flying by when I was mountain biking with a bike club in the high country of northeast El Salvador. It watched it, it landed on a tree a ways away, and I ran over keeping my eye on the spot. Found it sitting on a branch, and I caught it so as to have a little photoshoot.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Latimeria
Latimeria 11 years ago
Giant grasshopper
Tropidacris cristata


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3 Comments

Latimeria
Latimeria 11 years ago

This looks like a grasshopper I found in Costa Rica: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/539....

I had IDed it as Tropidacris cristata, but I haven't found a very good reference anywhere online for it. There's also a species, Tropidacris dux, that seems to look similar.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

The name in english is Locust

Carolina
Carolina 11 years ago

Yes, langosta means lobster. Love the details!

kcdick
Spotted by
kcdick

Morazán, El Salvador

Spotted on Nov 12, 2008
Submitted on Jun 23, 2011

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