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Giant grasshopper

Tropidacris cristata


This grasshopper was rescued from an open-air restaurant one night in El Valle, Panama. It's the largest orthopteran I've ever seen in person. Check out this link to see what the nymph looks like. It's just as wild as the adult coloration!

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Coclé, Panama

Spotted on May 15, 2008
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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