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Javanese Bird Grasshopper

Valanga nigricornis

Description:

adult female - found all over Southeast Asia and native to southern Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines... this species is not gregarious and is not known to form swarms.! there is considerable sexual dimorphism in this species with the males measuring 45 to 55 mm (1.8 to 2.2 in) in length and the females 15 to 75 mm (0.6 to 3.0 in). adults are yellowish-brown... yellowish or green with bluish-black markings. the hind wings are rose red which are only visible when in flight. nymphs are pale green with dark markings.!

Habitat:

house plant in suburban residential area

Notes:

Orthoptera; Acrididae; Cyrtacanthacridinae; Cyrtacanthacridini

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Richard Ong
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Richard Ong

PNG, Malaysia

Spotted on Oct 24, 2019
Submitted on Oct 26, 2019

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