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1 Species ID Suggestions

Zariga
Zariga 7 years ago
Rainbow Grasshopper
Tetrataenia surinama Rainbow grasshopper (Tetrataenia surinama)


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5 Comments

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 7 years ago

Thank you very much, bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

I don't think this is Tetrataenia surinama. I tend to Taeniophora sp.. I will try to get closer. Note the very large eyes and the longer antennae. The subfamily would be Bactrophorinae, the family Romaleidae. Tetrataenia is an Acrididae.

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 7 years ago

I have seen Tetrataenia surinama in Ecuador several times. I am not sure that they occur in Costa Rica. I know local guides call them Rainbow Grasshopper. I am looking for the speceis name, which they don't seem to know. Thank you very much for your comment and suggestion.

Zariga
Zariga 7 years ago

I've seen people call it Costa Rican Rainbow Grasshopper through out the internet to differentiate it from other Rainbow Grasshopper species. If you google it with that name, you'll see lots of images of grasshoppers alike this one. :)

Great spotting, such attractive colours. Nice find!

SarotaBoy
Spotted by
SarotaBoy

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Sep 11, 2014

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