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Grasshopper nymph



The Acrididae are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. The subfamily Oedipodinae is sometimes classified as a distinct family Oedipodidae in the superfamily Acridoidea. Acrididae grasshoppers are characterized by antennae relatively short and stout, and tympana on the side of the first abdominal segment. The name "Acrididae" is derived from Greek akris, meaning locust.

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nelfonseca 8 years ago

I Think its Pyrgomorpha conica.

Dangermouse 10 years ago

Thanks very much, LivanEscudero.

LivanEscudero 10 years ago

Not a cricket. This is a grasshopper nymph. by the shape of the head and look of the antennas, I think it is something close to or in the Genus Achurum (The toothpick grasshoppers)

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Jan 27, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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