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Grasshopper

Zonocerus elegans

Description:

I know this is a grasshopper but the one I'm used to see is all-green. I just want to know the specific name as there's lots of them in the cornfields.



10 Comments

JinkyDee
JinkyDee 7 years ago

Thanks, Latimeria and MaryEvans2 :)

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

cool looking grasshopper, nice spotting and photos

Latimeria
Latimeria 7 years ago

Elegans, indeed!

JinkyDee
JinkyDee 7 years ago

Thanks, Craig, for the ID. I appreciate it :)

JinkyDee
JinkyDee 7 years ago

Hi, Cindy. I removed this from the Hoppers Mission already. Sorry for the confusion.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Hi JinkyDee, this is an awesome grasshopper! Unfortunately The Hoppers mission is only for Leafhoppers, Treehoppers and Planthoppers which are part of the Auchenorrhyncha suborder. Please remove this spotting from the mission but feel free to add any of the above mentioned spottings! :)

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

I'm no expert on this kind of thing but to my untrained eyes, this does seem to be a pretty good match. Check out the description and pic on this page: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2011/05/18/t...

JinkyDee
JinkyDee 7 years ago

Thanks, Craig and Letermagog, but I still have to ID this...

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 7 years ago

Great close-ups!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Woah, that's amazing!

JinkyDee
Spotted by
JinkyDee

Arusha, Tanzania

Lat: -3.37, Long: 36.86

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2012

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