Sunday, March 18, 2012

Green Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This is a kind of large grasshopper. It has the common name of the green bird grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone)
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This grasshopper is dominated with pale green color. It has narrow dark stripes at the pronotum. The wings are dark brown color, the legs are green except at the tibia of hind legs which have dark brown color. The tibia of hind legs are spiny. This grasshopper is from the family of Acrididae under genus of Schistocerca. The size from head to wing tip is about 70mm.

Classification:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Orthoptera - Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids
Suborder : Caelifera - Grasshoppers
Family : Acrididae - Short-horned Grasshoppers
Subfamily : Cyrtacanthacridinae - Bird Grasshoppers
Genus : Schistocerca - Bird Grasshoppers
Species : S.shoshone - Green Bird Grasshopper
Binomial name : Schistocerca shoshone
Reference:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/93526/bgimage


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