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Grasshopper (infected?)

Description:

Green grasshopper covered with a brown dust which I think is fungal spore. I have cropped the photos so that the brown marks can be better seen.

Habitat:

Botanical Garden.

Notes:

The grasshopper seemed listless; almost dead. Usually I see (in photos) white fungal filaments cover the hapless insect; even emerge from inside...this one was dusted with spores...early infection, maybe?

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4 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thanks, Mark. I will check.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Pyrgomorphidae - maybe 'Red Base-winged Vegetable Grasshopper' (Atractomorpha crenulata) ?

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thanks Machi....to my eyes it looked like powdery stuff but yes, an ID will help resolve it...hope it is not fungus...an awful way to die.

Machi
Machi a year ago

I don't know if those are spores.. Some grasshoppers have little bumps and spikes on them and can be healthy. If you get a species ID you can probably confirm whether or not it is healthy

SukanyaDatta
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SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Dec 23, 2018
Submitted on Dec 27, 2018

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