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painted grasshopper

Poekilocerus pictus

Description:

Poekilocerus pictus belonging to Family Pyrogomorphinae (known for cryptic as well as bright colours hence called Gaudy Grasshoppers are also known for “Spear” shaped heads) is commonly known as Ak Grasshopper (and one of the many Painted Grasshoppers), and is one of the most colorful grasshoppers of India. The nymphs display spots of varied colours from yellow, orange to blue and green.

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1 Comment

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

That's one cool grasshopper!

RachanaNaik
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RachanaNaik

Surat, Union Territory of Damān and Diu, India

Spotted on Jan 13, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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